Hunters urged to use Tahr Returns App at Level 2 – 13 May 2020

With the tahr rut upon us and people heading back into the hills following the COVID-19 lockdown the Game Animal Council is encouraging tahr hunters to make use of the new Tahr Returns App…READ MORE


Transition to Alert Level 3 – 25 April 2020

We have been getting plenty of questions from people wanting information on the specific rules for hunting under Level 3. This is what we know…READ MORE


Tiakina Ngā Manu predator control operations paused under alert level 4 – 30 March 2020

DOC is pausing its Tiakina Ngā Manu predator control operations, as non-essential work is halted under COVID-19 alert level 4, and staff and contractors self-isolate at home…READ MORE


NZ hunting businesses: COVID-19 support – 17 March 2020

The Government has announced a $12.1 billion support package to assist New Zealanders and businesses get through…More information on the package and how to access it is available here


Next Game Animal Council Meeting – February 2020

The next Game Animal Council meeting is taking place on Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 February 2020 at the Waipuna Hotel & Conference Centre, Auckland…READ MORE


Perth Valley pre-feed operation – 16 January 2020

ZIP’s intention is to undertake a second round of small-scale non-toxic prefeed baiting, via aerial application, at localised sites within the Perth River valley project…READ MORE


Additional Matukituki pre-feed operation – 14 January

The Department of Conservation is reapplying pre-feed for their predator control operation in the Matukituki Valley…READ MORE


Prohibited Firearms Pest Management Exemption Process – December 2019

A summary of the criteria and how to apply for an endorsement and permit to possess prohibited firearms for animal control…READ MORE