Notice Type
General Section
Notice Title

Open Season for Game in Fish and Game Regions

Wildlife Act 1953
Wildlife Regulations 1955
New Zealand Game Bird Habitat Stamp Regulations 1993

Under sections 15 and 16 of the Wildlife Act 1953, the Minister of Conservation declares an open season for game in the Fish and Game Regions from 5 May 2018 to 3 May 2019 inclusive, subject to the conditions specified in the First and Second Schedules of this notice.

The Minister of Conservation gives consent, under section 17(2) of the Wildlife Act 1953, to the hunting or killing of game in the manner set out in this notice.

New Zealand Game Bird Habitat Stamp

A game bird habitat stamp must1 be affixed to every licence to hunt or kill game or (in the case of licences issued in the form of plastic cards) a reproduction of the stamp incorporated within it. The following form of the 2018 Game Bird Habitat Stamp is approved2.

Game Bird Habitat Stamp - Void After 3 May 2019 - $10 - Mallard Duck

The 2018 Game Bird Habitat Stamp has a face value of ten dollars ($10.00). A fee of three dollars ($3.00) only is payable3 for every game bird habitat stamp supplied with a licence to hunt or kill game.

First Schedule Hunting conditions generally common to all Fish and Game Regions.
Second Schedule Regionally specific hunting conditions, bag limits, closed and open game areas, and the like.

First Schedule

Hunting Conditions Generally Common to All Fish and Game Regions

1. Bag limits

  1. No person shall possess on any one day more than the number of game birds specified as the daily bag limit for the Fish and Game Region in which the game is taken, except on Sunday 6 May 2018, when that person may have in his or her possession twice the number of game birds specified as the daily bag limit for Saturday 5 May 2018.
  2. A person may possess more game than specified in sub-clause (1) of this Schedule if all such game is labelled with the following details:
    1. The name and address of the person by whom the game was taken;
    2. the number of the licence to hunt or kill game held by the person by whom the game was taken;
    3. the name of the Fish and Game Region by which that licence was issued;
    4. the name of the Fish and Game Region in which the game was taken; and
    5. the date on which the game was taken.

2. Waiver of Restrictions on Baiting for Waterfowl

A person4 may hunt or kill game of the family Anatidae (waterfowl) during the open season for game in all Fish and Game Regions, except Auckland/Waikato Fish and Game Region, where food has been cast, thrown, placed or planted any time during the year. In the Second Schedule, Auckland/Waikato Fish and Game Region, Special Condition 4(9), applies to restrictions on baiting.

3. Magazine Shotguns

A person may hunt or kill game birds, as specified, in any Fish and Game Regions with any magazine shotgun of a calibre 10 gauge or less, which includes magazine extensions5, other than in the:

  1. Auckland/Waikato Fish and Game Region;
  2. Eastern Fish and Game Region;
  3. Hawke’s Bay Fish and Game Region;
  4. Wellington Fish and Game Region;
  5. Nelson/Marlborough Fish and Game Region;
  6. West Coast Fish and Game Region.

For these six Regions special conditions in the Second Schedule apply.

4. Shot Size

No person shall use, in any shotgun used for the purposes of hunting and killing game, any cartridge containing any shot size having a larger retained, per-pellet energy at 90 metres than lead BB.

5. Use of Lead Shot Prohibited

  1. No person may possess lead shot, or use lead shot, while hunting or killing waterfowl within 200 metres of open water, with any gun using a 10 or 12 gauge cartridge. Non-toxic alternative shot may be used, including steel.
  2. For the purposes of this requirement, “waterfowl” means any of the following game species:
    1. Black swan (Cygnus atratus);
    2. Grey duck (Anas superciliosa) and any cross of that species with any other species, variety, or kind of duck;
    3. Mallard duck (Anas platyrhynchos) and any cross of that species with any other species, variety, or kind of duck;
    4. Paradise shelduck (Tadorna variegata) also known as Paradise duck;
    5. Spoonbill duck (New Zealand shoveler) (Anas rhynchotis);
    6. Pukeko (Porphyrio porphyrio melanotus).
  3. For the purposes of this requirement, “open water” means either:
    1. any area of land or seabed covered permanently or seasonally by water wider than 3 metres; or
    2. any area which is temporarily covered by water wider than 3 metres at the time of such possession or use, and that is contiguous to an area referred to in paragraph (3)(a).

6. Shotguns of a Bore Smaller Than 12 Gauge and Muzzle Loaders Exempt in Relation to Use of Lead Shot

Hunters may use lead shot in shotguns of a bore smaller than 12 gauge (including 16, 20, 28, 410) or muzzle loaders for the 2018 season.

7. Camouflaged Rowboats

A person6 may hunt or kill game within the following Fish and Game Regions, from unmoored camouflaged rowboats, subject to the excluded periods for the regions specified below:

Northland – no excluded period

Auckland/Waikato – excluding 5 and 6 May 2018

Eastern – excluding 5 and 6 May 2018

Hawke’s Bay – excluding 5 and 6 May 2018

Taranaki – no excluded period

Wellington – excluding 5 and 6 May 2018

Nelson/Marlborough – no excluded period

West Coast – no excluded period

North Canterbury – excluding 5 and 6 May 2018

Central South Island – excluding 5 and 6 May 2018

Otago – excluding Clutha River 5 to 13 May 2018 inclusive

Southland – excluding the Matarua, Aparima, Oreti, Waiau and Waimatuku rivers and their tributaries 5 to 31 May 2018 inclusive

8. Restriction on Taking of Game

No person shall use any vehicle propelled by mechanical power (including motorised watercraft)7 to chase or kill game, except in such circumstances and at such times as authorised by the Conservation Act 1987 and Wildlife Act 1953.

9. Pegging Day

  1. Stand claimants who claimed and occupied a stand during the 2017 Game Season may claim that stand at any time prior to pegging day (up to 10.00am on 8 April 2018) following the purchase of the 2018 game licence. If you are in the Auckland/Waikato Region, then the above-mentioned applies only to Adult Whole Season Licence Holders and does not apply to Junior Licence Holders as it does in all other Fish and Game Regions.
  2. Otherwise, unclaimed stands can only be claimed any time after 10.00am on 8 April 2018 in all Fish and Game Regions.
  3. A stand may be claimed by planting on it a stake having either a board or identifying label attached, plainly identifying the name of the claimant and the number of his/her licence. The hunting stand claim tag provided with the licence must be completed with the name of the claimant and affixed to the board or identifying label.
  4. The licence holder claiming a stand must be present in person at the stand when marking it up.
  5. No one can claim more than one stand.
  6. A stand cannot be claimed closer than 90 metres to a stand already claimed by another person without that person’s consent.
  7. Any stand not occupied by the claimant within one hour after the opening hour of hunting, on any day, can be occupied by another licence holder for the remainder of the day.

10. Conditions

These conditions will expire at the end of the open season for game specified under the Second Schedule for each Fish and Game Region.


Second Schedule

Regionally Specific Hunting Conditions, Bag Limits, Closed and Open Game Areas and the Like

Northland Fish and Game Region8

1. Game That May Be Hunted or Killed—Duration of the 2018/2019 Season

Species

Season Duration (dates inclusive)

Daily Bag Limit

Hunting Area

Grey/mallard duck and any hybrid of that species

5 May to 1 July 2018

12

All areas

NZ shoveler duck

5 May to 1 Jul 2018

3

All areas

Paradise shelduck

5 May to 5 Aug 2018

25

All areas

23 Feb and 24 Feb 2019

20

All areas

Black swan

5 May to 5 Aug 2018

15

All areas

23 Feb 2019 to 3 Mar 2019

15

All areas

Pukeko

5 May to 26 Aug 2018

12

All areas

23 Feb 2019 to 3 Mar 2019

12

All areas

California and brown quail

5 May to 5 Aug 2018

10

Area A

5 May to 26 Aug 2018

10

Rest of region

Cock pheasant

5 May to 5 Aug 2018

3

Area A

5 May to 26 Aug 2018

5

Rest of region

2. Definition of Area A

All lands north of a line running east/west, north of the Whangape Harbour, then along the main ridgeline of the Maungataniwha Range and out to and including all lands north of Whangaroa Harbour.

3. Shooting Hours

  1. 6.30am to 6.30pm, except the hunting of:
    1. Paradise shelduck on 23 February and 24 February 2019 will be from 6.00am to 8.00pm.
    2. Pukeko and black swan from 23 February to 3 March 2019 inclusive will be from 6.00am to 8.00pm.

4. Decoy Limit

No limit.

5. Special Conditions

  1. No person shall wilfully leave on the hunting ground any game bird(s) shot or parts of any game bird(s) shot.
  2. Camouflaged Rowboats: Persons may hunt or kill game from an unmoored camouflaged rowboat.
  3. During the 23 February and 24 February 2019 special paradise shelduck open season, no person shall hunt within 300 metres of any urban sewage oxidation ponds.
  4. During the 23 February to 3 March 2019 inclusive special pukeko and black swan season, no person shall hunt within 300 metres of any urban sewage oxidation ponds.


Auckland/Waikato Fish and Game Region9

1. Game That May be Hunted or Killed—Duration of 2018/2019 Season

Species

Season Duration (dates inclusive)

Daily Bag Limit

Hunting Area

Grey, mallard and shoveler duck: A maximum total bag not exceeding 10 birds for all species combined and no more than the individual bag limit for each species.

Grey/mallard duck and any hybrid of those species

5 May to 4 Jun 2018

10

All areas, except that no duck may be hunted on Great Barrier Island

NZ shoveler duck

5 May to 4 Jun 2018

2

All areas, except that no duck may be hunted on Great Barrier Island

Paradise shelduck

5 May to 24 Jun 2018

10

The region south of Auckland Harbour Bridge

5 May to 24 Jun 2018

20

The region north of Auckland Harbour Bridge

Pukeko

5 May to 26 Aug 2018

10

All areas

Black swan

5 May to 24 Jun 2018

20

The region west of State Highway 1 and north of State Highway 22 (Glenbrook Road), Constable and Karioitahi Roads

Black swan

5 May to 24 Jun 2018

5

In the Otorohanga, Waitomo and Ruapehu District Council areas within this region including the Aotea Harbour.

Black swan

5 May to 24 Jun 2018

1

All other areas (except that no Black swan may be hunted or killed on the Waikato Hydro Lakes: Karapiro, Arapuni and Waipapa)

Bobwhite (Virginian) quail, California and Brown Quail

5 May to 26 Aug 2018

10

All areas

Cock pheasant

5 May to 26 Aug 2018

3

All areas

1 Sep to 28 Sep 2018

No limit

Whaingaroa Pheasants upland game property with special conditions specified in clause 6 for this region (junior hunters only)

Pheasant, both sexes

5 May to 26 Aug 2018

No limit

Upland game properties with special conditions specified in clause 6 for this Region

Red legged partridge

5 May to 26 Aug 2018

10

All areas

5 May to 26 Aug 2018

1 Apr to 2 May 2019

No limit

Upland game properties with special conditions specified in clause 6 for this Region

2. Shooting Hours

6.30am to 6.30pm.

3. Decoy Limit

No limit, except on Lake Waikare and Lake Rotokauri – a total decoy limit of 50 decoys per stand and no decoys to be placed within 50 metres of those placed by another hunter. Furthermore, on Lake Rotokauri a total limit of no more than 2 battery-powered decoys per stand.

4. Special Conditions

  1. No person may use or cause to be used for the hunting or killing of game on Lake Waikare any drifting or temporarily moored floating stand or any stand, hide or maimai which is permanently fixed to the lake bed except within 180 metres of the outer margin of the lake or the shoreline of Motu Nuia Island (Grape Island).
  2. No person may use or cause to be used for the hunting or killing of game on Lake Ngaroto any fixed stand, pontoon, hide or maimai except within 85 metres of the margin of the lake.
  3. No person may use or cause to be used for the hunting or killing of game on Lake Rotokauri any fixed stand, pontoon, hide or maimai on any open water of the lake.
  4. No person may wilfully leave on the hunting ground any game bird(s) shot or parts of any game birds shot.
  5. No person may herd or drive waterfowl for the purpose of hunting or killing them.
  6. No person may shoot game from any unmoored boat on the Waikato River north of the boat ramp at the confluence of the Mangawara Stream and the Waikato River at Taupiri on any of the first three days or the second weekend of the open season.
  7. No person may possess a firearm in or on any unmoored vessel, except a rowboat, unless the firearm is dismantled or secured in a case, gunslip or other secure compartment, except when in use to retrieve wounded game.
  8. On public land, the last tagged owner must remove any maimai not tagged up for 2 years from the date of the last mark-up.
  9. No person may hunt or kill game10 of the family Anatidae (waterfowl) in all the area contained within a distance of 100 metres from the margins of any waters together with the area covered by those waters where food has been cast, thrown, placed or planted any time during the period 5 April to 24 June 2018 inclusive.
  10. No person may hunt or kill game birds, as specified, within the Auckland/Waikato region with any magazine shotgun of 10 gauge or smaller (including 12, 16, 20, 28, 410) unless the shotgun:
    1. has a magazine of any type adjusted with a one piece filler which is incapable of removal without disassembling the gun; or
    2. the magazine is pinned in accordance with Regulations made under this Act
    so that the magazine shotgun is incapable of holding more than 2 shells in the magazine, with no more than 3 shells in the magazine and chamber combined, at any one time.
  11. Any licensed game bird hunter who has a Department of Conservation permit to take or kill wildlife for the purpose of hawking may hunt with an Australasian Harrier (Circus approximans) to take gamebirds. This is subject to the season length and bag limit for each gamebird species in clause 1 of this notice for this region and subject to any conditions imposed by the Director-General of Conservation under such a permit.

5. Closed Game Areas

  1. All that area of the Waikato River below Mean High Water Spring Tide from the Tasman Sea inland to an imaginary line commencing from a marker at the exit of the Fisherman’s Road drain on the north-western side of the river in Block VII Maioro Survey District, bearing 126 degrees true to a marker on the south-eastern side of the river.
  2. All DP 23519, being part Maungatapu Block, Blocks II and VI Maungakawa Survey District, being 15 hectares, the property of A. C. Allen, “Riverdale”, Piako, Morrinsville.
  3. The township of Te Aroha.
  4. All that area lying to the east of the Southern Motorway and known as Pahurehure Inlet.
  5. 129 hectares, being part of the Manukau Harbour known as Waimahia Creek.
  6. Lots 1–6 DPS 81922, subdivision of part Lot 7 DP 9441 and part Section 19 Block II Whitianga Survey District, 53.3353 hectares. Property of Andrew Hill.
  7. Lake Puketirini (Weavers Lake) at Huntly.

6. Upland Game Properties with Special Conditions

  1. This clause applies to the following specified properties only:
    1. Leigh Barton property at 314 Aspin Road, Cambridge. The property is owned by J. & C. Erkkila Family Trust, located north-east of Cambridge. The boundaries are Aspin Road to the north, and private farm land to the east and west with Mangakawa Reserve to the south. The property is 211 hectares, more or less, and contained in Certificate of Title SA674/278.
    2. Glen Burn Park being some 147 hectares at 381 Waitomo Valley Road, Otorohanga, comprising Lot 2 DP 416788, owned by Robert Johnston, and 388 Waitomo Valley Road, Otorohanga, comprising Section 34 BLK V11 Orahiri SD, owned by Patrick Tarrant.
    3. Whaingaroa Pheasants. The property is owned by Raglan Land Company Limited being some 377 hectares at 276 Maungatawhiri Road, Raglan, Lot 4 DP 433621 BLKS 11 1V V1 Karioi SD, and 271C Bensemen Road, Raglan, Lot 3 DP 443512, and 343 Te Hutewai Road, Raglan, Lot 5 DP 447258, Lot 6 DP 447258.
  2. Where hunting takes place in any specified property defined in this notice, no person shall have in that person’s possession outside that specified property any game taken from that specified property, unless affixed to the game is a label with the name of the specified property where that game was taken or killed written legibly on it, and the additional words on the label “for personal consumption, not for sale or profit” written legibly on it.
  3. A person must not clip the wings of a bird released on any specified property after the bird is 8 weeks old.
  4. A person must not clip the beak of any bird released on any specified property at any time.
  5. A person must not hunt:
    1. a pheasant before it is 18 weeks old;
    2. a red legged partridge before it is 16 weeks old.
  6. A person must not hunt a waterfowl on specified property on the same day that a pheasant or red legged partridge hunt takes place on that property.
  7. The unlimited daily bag for any specified property shall only apply when at least 400 pheasants and/or red legged partridges have been released on to that specified property within 5 months of the opening day of the season; otherwise the daily bag limit shall be 3 birds.
  8. The property owner or lessee must keep a register of:
    1. the names and addresses of hunters and all other persons who take game from that property;
    2. the number and type of birds taken by those persons;
    3. the description of that person’s role in the hunting and killing of game birds on that day.


Eastern Fish and Game Region11

1. Game That May be Hunted or Killed—Duration of 2018/2019 Season

Species

Season Duration (dates inclusive)

Daily Bag Limit

Hunting Area

Grey/mallard duck

5 May to 17 Jun 2017

8

All areas except the Reporoa Area

5 May to 3 Jun 2018

4

The Reporoa Area

NZ shoveler duck

5 May to 3 Jun 2018

2

All areas

Paradise shelduck

5 May to 1 Jul 2018

6

Areas A1 and A2

5 May to 1 Jul 2018

10

Area B2 and that part of B1 which lies south of the true right bank of the Uawa River Mouth, Tolaga Bay

5 May to 15 Jul 2018

20

That part of B1 which lies north of the true right bank of the Uawa River Mouth, Tolaga Bay

Pukeko

5 May to 26 Aug 2018

10

All areas

23 and 24 Feb 2019

No limit

All areas

Black swan

5 May to 1 Jul 2018

No limit

Area A1

23 and 24 Feb 2019

No limit

Area A1

5 May to 26 Aug 2018

2

Area A2

Closed season

0

Areas B1 and B2

Bobwhite (Virginian) quail

5 May to 26 Aug 2018

No limit

All areas

Brown quail

5 May to 26 Aug 2018

5

All areas

California quail

5 May to 26 Aug 2018

No limit

Areas A1 and A2

5 May to 26 Aug 2018

5

Areas B1 and B2

Cock pheasant

5 May to 26 Aug 2018

5

All areas excluding upland game properties with special conditions specified in clause 6 for this Region

Pheasant, both sexes

5 May to 26 Aug 2018

No limit

Upland game properties with special conditions specified in clause 6 for this Region

Cock pheasant

27 Aug to 16 Sep 2018

No limit

Upland game properties with special conditions specified in clause 6 for this Region (junior hunters only)

Red legged partridge

5 May to 26 Aug 2018

No limit

Upland game properties with special conditions specified in clause 6 for this Region

2. Definition of Areas

The following descriptions refer to Local Authority Boundaries described on the Infomap 242B-2 Land Information New Zealand for the Eastern Fish and Game region.

  1. Area A1: Tauranga District, Western Bay of Plenty District, that part of the South Waikato District within the Eastern Fish and Game region and east of State Highway 1, Rotorua District, Kawerau District, Whakatane District and Opotiki District.
  2. Area A2: Those parts of the South Waikato District west of State Highway 1 within the Eastern Fish and Game region, Taupo District and Ruapehu District which lie within the Eastern Fish and Game region.
  3. Area B1: Gisborne District.
  4. Area B2: That part of Wairoa District within the Eastern Fish and Game region.
  5. Reporoa Area: That area bounded by Waikite Valley Road (Waiotapu) to State Highway 5 to Settlers Road which becomes Broadlands Roads to State Highway 1 (Taupo Bypass) to State Highway 30 to Whirinaki Valley Road (Ngakuru) to Waikite Valley Road.

3. Shooting Hours

6.15am to 6.15pm in all areas for all species during their respective seasons.

4. Decoy Limit

No limit.

5. Special Conditions

  1. No person may hunt or kill game birds, as specified, within the Eastern region with any magazine shotgun unless the shotgun:
    1. has a magazine of any type adjusted with a one piece filler which is incapable of removal without disassembling the gun; or
    2. the magazine is pinned in accordance with Regulations made under this Act
    so that the magazine shotgun is incapable of holding more than 2 shells in the magazine, with no more than 3 shells in the magazine and chamber combined at any one time.
  2. No maimai shall impede the use of navigable channels in the Tauranga Harbour, Ohiwa Harbour, Little Waihi Estuary, Lake Aniwhenua and Lake Taupo.
  3. Maimais erected in the Little Waihi Estuary, Lake Aniwhenua, Ohiwa Harbour, Stump and Waihi bays of Lake Taupo must be dismantled and removed within 2 weeks of the close of the season (ie by 9 September 2018).
  4. Any licensed game bird hunter who has a Department of Conservation permit to take or kill wildlife for the purpose of hawking may hunt with an Australasian Harrier (Circus approximans) to take game birds. This is subject to the season length and bag limit for game birds specified in clause 1 of this notice for this Region and subject to any condition imposed by the Director-General of Conservation under such a permit.

6. Upland Game Properties with Special Conditions

  1. Pirini Family Trust: The property is located 8 kilometres up the Bush Road from Pongokawa. It is bounded by Pongakawa River, Rotoehu Forest and Bush Road, Sections 4, 5 and 7 SO 7437 Block IX Waihi South Survey District. The property is leased by N. Raven.
  2. Equine and Cropp Farms: The property is located approximately 6 kilometres in a north-west direction from Lake Rotoehu with Rotoehu Road and Fletcher Challenge’s Rotoehu Forest on the main boundaries. It is made up of 283 hectares being entirely enclosed within deer fence, DPS 17091. The property is owned by Equine Estate Limited. Also the “Cropp Farm” (C. A. Cropp), 1410 Rotoehu Road; being 316 hectares Sec 17 SO 17091 Secs 22 23 SO 49960 Blk 1 Rotoma SD described as seven kilometres in a north-west direction from Lake Rotoehu and is bounded by Rotoehu road to the east and Christophers Forest to the north, with the western boundary formed by the Pongakawa Stream.
  3. Prime Pine: The property is located on the Matata Highway and consists of some 120 hectares of pine forest. DPS 58240. It is bounded by Hingston, Fraser, Prinz and Knight properties. The property is owned by Prime Pine Partnership.
  4. Totara Lodge Taupo: 1093 State Highway 1, RD 1, Wairakei, being 1478 hectares in total and consisting of Tatua East No 17 Blocks II and 1V Tuhingamata West Survey District, Lots 1, 2, 4 and 5 DPS 61926 Tatua East No 18 Block V Tatua Survey District Blocks II and IV Tuhingamata West Survey District, Lot 3 DP 338327. The property is owned by E. F. Deadman Limited.
  5. Coates Road Waikite Valley: The property is located at 123 Coates Road, Waikite Valley, covering an area of 389 hectares, adjacent to and at the end of Coates Road, described as Lots 1 and 3 DPS 8775 Section 2–5 SO 60470 Lot 2 DPS 476535. The property is owned by M. & S. Stokman.


Hawke’s Bay Fish and Game Region12

1. Game That May be Hunted or Killed—Duration of 2018/2019 Season

Species

Season Duration (dates inclusive)

Daily Bag Limit

Hunting Area

Grey/mallard duck

5 May to 17 Jun 2018

8

All areas

NZ shoveler duck

5 May to 17 Jun 2018

2

All areas

Paradise shelduck

5 May to 15 Jul 2018

10

All areas

Pukeko

5 May to 26 Aug 2018

10

All areas

Black swan

5 May to 17 Jun 2018

3

All areas

California quail

5 May to 26 Aug 2018

10

All areas

Cock pheasant

5 May to 26 Aug 2018

2

All areas excluding upland game properties with special conditions specified in clause 6 for the Region

Pheasants, both sexes

5 May to 26 Aug 2018

6 Apr 2019 to 3 May 2019

No limit

Upland game properties with special conditions specified in clause 6 for the Region

Pheasants, both sexes

27 Aug to 30 Sep 2018

No limit

Upland game properties with special conditions specified in clause 6 for the Region (junior hunters only)

Red-legged partridge

5 May to 26 Aug 2018

6 Apr 2019 to 3 May 2019

No limit

Upland game properties with special conditions specified in clause 6 for the Region

2. Shooting Hours

6.30am to 6.00pm.

3. Decoy Limit

No limit.

4. Magazine Extension

No person may hunt or kill game birds, as specified, within the Hawke’s Bay region with any magazine extensions on a shotgun of 10 gauge or smaller (including 12, 16, 20, 28, 410).

Magazine shotguns must be restricted in such a way that the shotgun is incapable of holding more than two shells in the magazine, with no more than 3 shells in the magazine and chamber combined at any one time.

5. Special Conditions

  1. Any licensed game bird hunter who has a Department of Conservation permit to take or kill wildlife for the purpose of hawking may hunt with an Australasian Harrier (Circus approximans) to take game birds. This is subject to the season length and bag limit for game birds specified in clause 1 of this notice for this Region and subject to any conditions imposed by the Director-General of Conservation under such a permit.

6. Upland Game Properties with Special Conditions

  1. Whanawhana Trust Property: Lots 2 and 3 DP 24970, namely that area north and south of Whanawhana Road, Whanawhana, bordered by the Ngaruroro River in the south and the Otamauri stream in the north. The Whanawhana Trust property is owned by the Whanawhana Trust.
  2. Tuna Nui Station: Bounded by Flag Range Road to the east, the Waikonini Creek and Rauwhenua Forest in the west and north respectively and the Napier-Taihape Road to the south. Tuna Nui Station property is owned by the Andrew Russell Trust.
  3. Ngamatea Station: Being the property north of the Napier-Taihape Road and bounded by the Taraurau River to the east, the Rangitikei River to the west and the Waingakai Stream to the north. It is defined as that area encompassed within a 2-kilomentre radius of the following latitude 39°25″08.76′S and longitude 176°08″53.82′E reference point. Ngamatea Station is owned by the Apatu-Ngamatea Trust.
  4. Highland View: Section 7 Part Section 1 Part Lot 1 DP 8721, Lots 1 and 2 DP 16047, Part Lot 1 DP 16143 Blocks III and IV Matapiro Survey District Houhere, located on Flag Range Road, Sherenden. Highland View is owned by the Watson Family Trust.
  5. Wharehunga: Lot 3 DP 339686 Section 13 Block VIII located on 93 Groome Road, Waipukurau. The property is owned by the McCormick Trust.


Taranaki Fish and Game Region13

1. Game That May be Hunted or Killed—Duration of 2018/2019 Season

Species

Season Duration (dates inclusive)

Daily Bag Limit

Hunting Area

Grey/mallard duck

5 May to 1 Jul 2018

10

All areas

NZ shoveler duck

5 May to 4 Jun 2018

2

All areas

Paradise shelduck

5 May to 1 Jul 2018

10

All areas

2 and 3 March 2019

10

Area C

9 and 10 March 2019

10

Area C

Black swan

5 May to 1 Jul 2018

2

All areas

Pukeko

5 May to 26 Aug 2018

5

Areas A and B

5 May to 26 Aug 2018

10

Areas C

California quail

5 May to 26 Aug 2018

5

All areas

Cock pheasant

5 May to 26 Aug 2018

2

All areas

2. Definition of Areas

  1. Area A: That area within the following boundary commencing at Waiaruhe Road; then by that road, Owhakura Road, Whangaehu Valley Road and Fields Track to Kakatahi; then by straight lines to Pipiriki and Tawhata; then by Tawhata Road to the boundary; then by the generally eastern boundary of the region to Waiaruhe Road.
  2. Area B: That area within the following boundary commencing at Waiaruhe Road; then by that road, Owhakura Road, Whangaehu Valley Road and Fields Track to Kakatahi; then by straight lines to Pipiriki and Makakaho Junction down the eastern bank of the Waitotara River to the sea; then by the sea coast and generally eastern boundary of the region to Waiaruhe Road.
  3. Area C: The balance of the region contained by the westerly boundaries of Areas A and B and the sea coast between the Mokau River and Waitotara River mouths.

3. Shooting Hours

6.30am to 6.15pm.

4. Decoy Limit

No limit.

5. Special Conditions

  1. Special Paradise Shelduck Season
    Area C only: 2 and 3 March 2019 and 9 March and 10 March, 6.30am to 8.00pm. All hunters, including land occupiers, must hold a valid Taranaki Special Season Hunting Permit to participate. Permits are available from the Taranaki Fish and Game office and selected licence agents.
  2. No person shall hunt, as specified, within 200 metres of any urban sewage oxidation pond.
  3. No person may wilfully leave on the hunting ground any game bird(s) shot or parts of any game birds shot.


Wellington Fish and Game Region14

1. Game That May be Hunted or Killed—Duration of 2018/2019 Season

Species

Season Duration (dates inclusive)

Daily Bag Limit

Hunting Area

Grey/mallard duck

5 May to 1 Jul 2018

8

All areas

NZ shoveler duck

5 May to 1 Jul 2018

2

All areas

Paradise shelduck

5 May to 1 Jul 2018

8

All areas

Pukeko

5 May to 26 Aug 2018

5

All areas

Black swan

5 May to 1 Jul 2018

3

All areas

Bobwhite (Virginian) quail

5 May to 26 Aug 2018

No limit

Upland game properties with special conditions only specified in clause 6 for this Region

Brown quail

Closed season

0

All areas

California quail

5 May to 26 Aug 2018

5

All areas

Cock pheasant

5 May to 26 Aug 2018

2

All areas excluding upland game properties with special conditions specified in clause 6 for this Region

Pheasant, both sexes

5 May to 26 Aug 2018

No limit

Upland game properties with special conditions only specified in clause 6 for this Region

Red-legged partridge

5 May to 26 Aug 2018

1

All areas excluding upland game properties with special conditions specified in clause 6 for this Region

5 May to 26 Aug 2018

No limit

Upland game properties with special conditions only specified in clause 6 for this Region

2. Definition of Areas

  1. Area A – EAST: All of the Wellington Region east of main Ruahine and Tararua/Rimutaka ranges.
  2. Area B – WEST: All of the Wellington Region west of main Ruahine and Tararua/Rimutaka ranges.

3. Shooting Hours

6.30am to 6.30pm.

4. Decoy Limit

No limit.

5. Special Conditions

No person may hunt or kill game birds, as specified, within the Wellington region with any magazine extensions on a shotgun of a bore smaller than 10 gauge (including 12, 16, 20, 28, 410).

6. Upland Game Properties with Special Conditions

  1. Rathmoy Game Preserve A: The land comprises:
    1. Whaka Farm, Cooks Road, Hunterville, being 902.7 hectares in total and contained in Part Section 100 Block VII, Section 13 Block VI Ongo Survey District; Rata Farm Settlement; Part DP 476 Block VI Ongo Survey District; Part Section 29 DP 244 Block VI Ongo Survey District; all DP 2975 Block VII Ongo Survey District; Lot 1 DP 2689 Block VII Ongo Survey District; Part Lots 4 and 5 DP 450 Block VII Ongo Survey District; Part Sections 22 and 23 DP 344 Part DP 5613; all DP 5614 Sections 15–23 Blocks VI and VII Ongo Survey District. The property is bounded by Cooks Road and the Rangitikei River to the east, James Bull’s property to the south, Rangatira Road to the west, and James Bull’s and Jack Still’s properties to the north. The property is owned by C R Grace Family Trust;
    2. adjoining land at Stranraer Farm, Cooks Road, Hunterville, being 15.6 hectares in total and contained in Sections 125–128 Block VII Ongo Survey District and Part Lot 3 DP 2689. The property is owned by Rod Agnew; and
    3. adjoining land at Samuel Weston Farm, Cooks Road, Hunterville, being 20.8 hectares in total and contained in Part Lot 8A DP 309 Part Lot 2 2689 Section 102 Block VII Ongo Survey District. The property is owned by the Samuel Weston Property Trust.
  2. Te Para Hut: Located at Toe Toe Road, Awarua, Taihape, being 127.8 hectares in total and contained in Lots 1 and 2 DP 58801 Block VI Hautapu Survey District. The property is leased by Andrew Duncan and owned by Ben Popaka.
  3. Waituna Game Preserve: The land comprises:
    1. Located at Reu Reu Extension Road, Halcombe, Feilding, being 364.0855 hectares in total and contained in valuation reference Lot 22 DP 102, Lots 29 20 31 DP 108, Block 1 Oroua Survey District; Reu Reu Extension Road. The property is owned by Cathy and David Lee Jones.
    2. Located at Reu Reu Extension Road, Halcombe, Feilding, being 573.87 hectares in total and contained in valuation reference Lot 4 DP 662 Block 1 Oroua Survey District. The property is owned by Johan Bremmers.


Nelson/Marlborough Fish and Game Region15

1. Game That May be Hunted or Killed—Duration of 2018/2019 Season

Species

Season Duration (dates inclusive)

Daily Bag Limit

Hunting Area

Grey/mallard duck and any hybrid of those species

5 May to 29 Jul 2018

8

All areas

NZ shoveler duck

5 May to 29 Jul 2018

2

All areas

Paradise shelduck

5 May to 29 Jul 2018

10

All areas, except Tasman/Golden Bay area

5 May to 29 Jul 2018

15

Tasman/Golden Bay area

Pukeko

5 May to 29 Jul 2018

10

Except East Coast/Kaikoura area

5 May to 29 Jul 2018

2

East Coast/Kaikoura area only

30 Jul to 28 Oct 2018

10

Tasman/Golden Bay area only

1 Jan 2019 to 24 Feb 2019

10

Tasman/Golden Bay area only

Black swan

5 May to 29 Jul 2018

10

All areas

California quail

5 May to 26 Aug 2018

10

Except Motueka and Waimea River Bermland

2 Jun to 26 Aug 2018

10

Motueka and Waimea River Bermland only

Cock pheasant (subject to clause 6(4) for this region)

2 Jun to 4 Jun 2018

1

All publicly administered land (excludes Crown Forest land)

23 and 24 Jun 2018

1

21 and 22 Jul 2018

1

Cock pheasant (subject to clause 6(4) for this region)

5 May to 29 Jul 2018

1

All privately owned land as well as Crown Forest Land

Chukar

Closed season

0

All areas

2. Definition of Areas

  1. Wairau Lagoons: That area defined as all open waters, islands and the peninsula between Chandlers Lagoon and Big Lagoon, south of the Wairau River mouth, including Te Aropipi Channel and south to the White Bluffs.
  2. Tasman/Golden Bay area: The area west of the Bryant/Gordon Range, north of State Highway 63 from St Arnaud to Kawatiri Junction encompassing Tasman & Golden Bays.
  3. Motueka River Bermland: The area adjacent to the Motueka River downstream of the Alexandra Bluff Bridge within the boundaries of State Highway 61 and Old Wharf Road to the east and the Motueka River West Bank Road, Umukuri Road and Lodder Lane in the west.
  4. Waimea River Bermland: That area known as the Waimea Bermland contained within the stopbanks (or a 200 metre strip from both riverbanks where stopbanks are not present) of the Waimea and Wairoa Rivers up to the junction of the Lee River and the Wai-iti River up to State Highway 6 (Wai-iti Bridge). Hunters are advised not to hunt the area between Pugh Road and Brightwater due to safety issues with the proximity of the cycleway and roads.
  5. East Coast/Kaikoura Area: The area to the south of the Awatere Valley/Molesworth Road and the Redwood Pass Road.

3. Shooting Hours

6.30am to 6.30pm during May, then 6.45am to 6.15pm until 26 August 2018. For the remaining pukeko season, sunrise to sunset.

4. Decoy Limit

No limit.

5. Magazine Extension

No person may hunt or kill game birds, as specified, within the Nelson/Marlborough Fish and Game region with any magazine extensions on a shotgun of a bore smaller than 10 gauge (including 12, 16, 20, 28, 410).

6. Special Conditions

  1. All permanent hunting stands/maimais used for the purposes of hunting of game on the Wairau Lagoons must be situated above the mean high water level.
  2. Moored camouflaged boats are permitted for hunting or killing game in the Wairau Lagoons, but shall not be within 200 metres of any other hunting stand.
  3. Farmers who hunt their own property under section 19 of the Wildlife Act 1953 are allowed to do so without having to purchase a licence, although they are subject to this notice and the Regulations. Those farmers who wish to do so can receive a current copy of the regional newsletter and national magazine. Contact the Nelson Fish and Game Council office to place your address on the mailing list.
  4. The pheasant season for all Crown Forestry land has been increased subject to usual forestry access hunting permit requirements. Although a permit/diary is required when hunting Crown forestry land, pheasant hunting on private land is no longer subject to diary/permit requirements. Permits are available on request from Nelson/Marlborough Fish and Game Council offices at no cost.
  5. Waimea Estuary. Due to the proximity of the cycleway, those hunting Pearl Creek and Neiman Creek are advised to use caution.


West Coast Fish and Game Region16

1. Game That May be Hunted or Killed—Duration of 2018/2019 Season

Species

Season Duration (dates inclusive)

Daily Bag Limit

Hunting Area

Grey/mallard duck and any hybrid of those species

5 May to 29 Jul 2018

Aggregate bag 15

All areas

NZ shoveler duck

5 May to 29 Jul 2018

2

All areas

Paradise shelduck

5 May to 29 Jul 2018

15

All areas

2 Mar to 10 Mar 2019

(Junior licence holders only)

5

Pukeko

5 May to 29 Jul 2018

10

North of the Taramakau River

2 Mar to 10 Mar 2019

(Junior licence holders only)

5

5 May to 29 Jul 2018

20

South of the Taramakau River

Black swan

5 May to 29 Jul 2018

4

All areas

Pheasant, both sexes

5 May 2018 to 3 May 2019

20

Upland game properties with special conditions only specified in clause 5 for this Region

5 May to 29 Jul 2018

2

All other areas

2. Shooting Hours

6.30am to 6.30pm (May to July inclusive).

6.30am to 8.00pm (March).

3. Decoy Limit

No limit.

4. Ammunition limits

No person may hunt or kill game birds, as specified, within the West Coast region with any magazine shotgun of a bore smaller than 10 gauge unless the shotgun:

  1. has a magazine of any type adjusted with a one piece filler which is incapable of removal without disassembling the gun; or
  2. the magazine is pinned in accordance with Regulations made under this Act

so that the magazine shotgun is incapable of holding more than 4 shells in the magazine, with no more than 5 shells in the magazine and chamber combined, at any one time.

5. Upland Game Properties with Special Conditions

Upland Game Area A: The area of land owned by the Gloriavale Christian Community clearly signposted and confined to that part of the Haupiri River Valley upstream of the Haupiri River Bridge (NZTM reference 1495313E, 5285772N). The land is contained in Certificates of Title WS5A/972, WS5D/97, WS5A/973, WS5B/308, WS5B/309, WS2D/1052, WS2A/905, WS5A/545, WS2A/1197 owned by the Christian Church Community Trust, and WS8A/680 owned by F. and P. Stedfast, situated at 189 Heaphy Road, Lake Haupiri, and titles WS1A/1421, WS2D/876, WS1B/486, WS8C/1072, WS8C/1073, WS2D/854, WS8A/681, and WS5B/311 owned by the Christian Church Community Trust, situated at 82 Wallace Road, Lake Haupiri.


North Canterbury Fish and Game Region17

1. Game That May be Hunted or Killed—Duration of 2018/2019 Season

Species

Season Duration (dates inclusive)

Daily Bag Limit

Hunting Area

Grey, mallard and shoveler duck aggregate bag limit

5 and 6 May 2018

25

All areas

Grey, mallard duck and any hybrid of those species

7 May to 29 Jul 2018

15

All areas

NZ shoveler duck

5 May to 29 Jul 2018

2

All areas

Paradise shelduck

5 May to 29 Jul 2018

20

Area A

5 May to 23 Sep 2018

20

Area B

12 Jan 2019 to 3 Mar 2019

20

Area B

12 Jan 2019 to 3 Mar 2019

5

Area A

Pukeko

5 May to 29 Jul 2018

2

All areas

Black swan

5 May to 29 Jul 2018

5

Area A

30 Jul to 23 Sep 2018

20

Area A

5 May to 29 Jul 2018

2

Area B

California quail

5 May to 19 Aug 2018

10

All areas

Cock pheasant

9 and 10 Jun 2018 (two days only)

1

All areas

Chukar

Closed season

0

All areas

2. Definition of Areas

  1. Area A (Paradise shelduck and Black swan): That area east of State Highway 1 from the Rakaia River in the south to Woodend Beach Road in the north.
  2. Area B (Paradise shelduck and Black swan): The remainder of the region excluding “Area A”.

3. Shooting Hours

  1. Paradise shelduck
    1. 5 May to 23 September 2018, 6.45am to 6.30pm during the specified season.
    2. 12 January to 3 March 2019, 5.00am to 10.00pm during the specified season.
  2. All other game birds
    1. 6.45am to 6.30pm during the specified season.

4. Decoy Limit

No limit.

5. Special Conditions

  1. No person shall wilfully leave on the hunting ground the body or a part of the body of any game bird shot in this region.

6. Closed Game Areas

There are three Closed Game Areas in the North Canterbury Region: St Anne’s Lagoon, the northern end of the Rakaia Lagoon and the Ahuriri Lagoon.

  1. St Anne’s Lagoon: Those parts of St Anne’s Lagoon (commonly known as Cheviot Lagoon) situated on part Section 27 Block IV, and part Sections 1 and 4 Block VII Cheviot Survey District together with a strip of land 45.72 metres in width along the margins. On the remainder of this lagoon and land adjoining (being Reserve 3146), shooting is prohibited as it is a reserve pursuant to the Reserves Act 1977.
  2. Rakaia Lagoon: All that area known as the Rakaia River Lagoon, being an area from a line commencing at the confluence of Boat Creek which flows into the lagoon from the northern shore, then north-easterly to the head of the lagoon and including the foreshore in front of the Rakaia Huts Village, then around the lagoon and south-west along the shingle spit opposite Boat Creek, the area being specifically marked by “Closed Game Area” signage.
  3. Ahuriri Lagoon: All that area of land in the Canterbury Land District, situated in Block X Halswell Survey District, in the Counties of Ellesmere and Halswell, containing approximately 249 hectares, being Rural Sections 1167 and 31239, part Rural Section 3319, part Reserve 3598, including Lots 1 and 2, and Lots 4 to 11, Crown and road reserves; commencing at the north-western corner of Rural Section 11167 on the eastern boundary of Burke’s Drain and road reserve proceeding in an easterly direction along the northern boundary of Rural Section 11167 and Reserve 3598 to the south-eastern corner of Rural Section 11165; then easterly in a straight line crossing Reserve 3598 to the south-eastern corner of Rural Section 11166; then easterly along the northern boundaries of Reserve 3598 and Rural Section 31239 to the north-eastern corner of Rural Section 31239 at the western side of the Christchurch-Akaroa Highway; then southerly, south-easterly and easterly along the said highway and crossing road reserve, the old course of the Halswell River, and road reserve to the south-east of the road reserve along the south bank of the old course of the Halswell River; then south-westerly along the south side of the said road reserve to the eastern side of the road reserve on the eastern bank of the Halswell Canal; then south-easterly in a straight line across the said road reserve and the Halswell Canal to the southern boundary of Reserve 3598 on the western bank of the said Halswell Canal; then generally westerly along the southern boundary of Reserve 3598 and across Matthews Road and continuing along the southern boundary of Reserve 3598 to the south-eastern side of Davidson’s Road; then north-easterly along the south-eastern side of Davidson’s Road to the southern bank of the Halswell River.


Central South Island Fish and Game Region18

1. Game That May be Hunted or Killed—Duration of 2018/2019 Season

Species

Season Duration (dates inclusive)

Daily Bag Limit

Hunting Area

Grey, mallard and shoveler duck: A maximum total aggregate bag not exceeding 50 birds for all those species including hybrids combined, except that within the aggregate bag a limit of 5 grey duck and 2 shoveler duck must apply.

Grey/mallard duck and any hybrid of those species

5 May to 29 Jul 2018

50

All areas

2, 3 and 9, 10 Feb 2019

10

Area C

NZ shoveler duck

5 May to 29 Jul 2018

2

All areas

Paradise shelduck

5 May to 29 Jul 2018

25

East of State Highway 1

5 May to 30 Sep 2018

25

West of State Highway 1

2, 3 and 9, 10 Feb 2019

15

Area B

Pukeko

5 May to 29 Jul 2018

10

All areas

Black swan

5 May to 29 Jul 2018

5

Area B

5 May to 29 Jul 2018

2

Area A

Bobwhite (Virginian) quail

5 May to 26 Aug 2018

No limit

All areas

California quail

5 May to 26 Aug 2018

10

All areas

Chukar (subject to clause 2.4 for this region)

5 May to 26 Aug 2018

10

All areas

Cock pheasant

5 May to 26 Aug 2018

4

All areas excluding Craigmore, Pinegrove and Waituna Game Birds properties with special conditions specified in clause 5 for this Region

Pheasant (both sexes)

5 May to 26 Aug 2018

1 Apr 2019 to 3 May 2019

No limit

Craigmore, Pinegrove and Waituna Game Birds properties with special conditions only specified in clause 5 for this Region

Red-legged partridge

Closed season

0

All areas excluding Craigmore property with special conditions specified in clause 5 for this Region

5 May to 26 Aug 2018

1 Apr 2019 to 3 May 2019

No limit

Craigmore property with special conditions only specified in clause 5 for this Region

2. Definition of Areas

  1. Area A: All that part of the region encompassing Lake Wainono and Wainono Reserve and bounded to the north by Hook Beach Road, the west by State Highway 1, the south by Poingdestres Road and the east by the Pacific Ocean.
  2. Area B: That part of the region not included in Area A.
  3. Area C: That part of the region north of the Opihi River only over agricultural grain crops and green feed paddocks and more than 200 metres from any water body.
  4. Chukar Hunting: Chukar hunting is by permit only. Permits are available on request from the Fish and Game office in Temuka.

3. Shooting Hours

6.45am to 6.30pm (May to September 2018 inclusive).

5.30am to 10.00pm for the mid-summer mallard and paradise shelduck season 2/3 and 9/10 February 2019.

4. Decoy Limit

  1. Lake Wainono and the Wainono Reserve: From opening day to the second Sunday after opening day, no person or persons sharing a stand shall use more than 25 decoys. No decoys to be placed within 50 metres of those placed by the occupant(s) of another stand.
  2. Rest of season: No limit.

5. Upland Game Properties with Special Conditions

  1. Craigmore: That fenced area of Craigmore Station between Craigmore Valley, Timaunga, Limestone and Pareora Gorge roads near Timaru, that includes Lots 1–3 DP 14945 and Lots 1 and 2 DP 315289 and marked with signposts reading “Craigmore Game Preserve”. The “Craigmore” property is owned by Forbes and Bridget Elworthy.
  2. Pinegrove: That fenced area of Pinegrove Station at 532 Rosewill Valley Road, Assessment Number 24840/067.00, Lot 2 DP 321973. The Pinegrove property is owned by Bruce Washington.
  3. Waituna Game Birds: Those areas of fenced land identified as 343 Whitneys Road: Legal Description No: RS17391 owned by Centrewood Farm Limited, Jamie Sutherland. 273 Whitneys Road: Legal Description No: RS4347 5516 10116 Blocks X XIV Waimate Survey District owned by Neill Dick. 72 Kennards Road: Legal Description No: Section 2 Reserve 143 Block X Waimate Survey District, Section 2 Reserve 143 X Waimate Survey District owned by Steve Muir. 753 Parkers Bush Road: Legal Description: Lot 3 DP 416130 Lots 2 and 3 DP 63040 Lots 1–3 DP 20008 Lots 1–3 DP 13752 Lots 3 and 4 DP 1150 Sections 1 4 Reserve 143 RS 2984–2988 12650 12654–12655 20344 20545 213669 22759 22772 25710 26569 27617 39597 Parts 2980–9283 3851 4338 5082 28448 37801 Blocks IX X XII XIV Waimate Survey District owned by Athol Smith.
    Included in Waituna Game Birds is that fenced area of Ngahere Station at 617 Upper Mill Road near Waimate that includes Lots 1–7 DP 335572 and marked with signposts reading Waituna Game Birds. The Ngahere property is owned by Nick Ruddenklau.


Otago Fish and Game Region19

1. Game That May be Hunted or Killed—Duration of 2018/2019 Season

Species

Season Duration (dates inclusive)

Daily Bag Limit

Hunting Area

Grey/mallard duck and any hybrid of those species

5 May to 29 Jul 2018

25

All areas

NZ shoveler duck

5 May to 29 Jul 2018

2

All areas

Paradise shelduck

5 May to 26 Aug 2018

12

All areas

2 Mar 2019 (one day only)

5

All areas junior hunting day (refer to clause 5.4 for this Region)

Pukeko

Closed season

0

All areas

Black swan

Closed season

0

Area A

5 May to 26 Aug 2018

5

Area B

California quail

2 Jun to 26 Aug 2018

10

All areas

Pheasant

2 Jun to 26 Aug 2018

5

All areas excluding upland game properties with special conditions specified in clause 7 for this Region

5 May to 26 Aug 2018

No limit

Upland game properties with special conditions specified in clause 7 for this Region

Red-legged partridge

5 May to 26 Aug 2018

No limit

Upland game properties with special conditions specified in clause 7 for this Region

Chukar

2 Jun to 26 Aug 2018

2

All areas

2. Definition of Areas

  1. Area A: The Clutha River catchment upstream from the Clyde Dam.
  2. Area B: The Clutha River catchment downstream from the Clyde Dam; the Taieri River catchment and all the coastal catchments between Shag Point and The Brothers Point on the east coast of the South Island.

3. Shooting Hours

Area A: 7.00am to 6.45pm.

Area B: 7.00am to 6.30pm.

4. Decoy Limit

No limit.

5. Special Conditions

  1. No person shall use or cause to be used on any water within the region for the hunting or killing of game any fixed stand, pontoon, hide, loo or maimai, except within a distance of 10 metres from the water margin in non-tidal waters, or from the low water mark in tidal waters, or from the outside edge of the raupo growth where raupo abounds, without the prior consent of the Otago Fish and Game Council.
  2. No person may leave on the hunting ground the bodies or parts of bodies of Black swan or other game shot in the Otago Fish and Game region.
  3. Shooting from a boat is prohibited on the Clutha River from 5 to 13 May 2018 (refer to First Schedule clause 7).
  4. The summer paradise duck season is open for one day on 2 March 2019 for junior licence holders only, and is restricted to locations 200 metres or more from open water.

6. Refuges and Closed Game Areas

The following wetland refuges and closed game areas are closed to hunting:

Refuges Location
1. Lake Hayes Queenstown/Arrowtown highway
2. Hawksbury Lagoon Waikouaiti – East Otago
3. Finegand Balclutha
Closed Game Areas
4. Ashley Downs Near Clinton, South Otago
5. Tomahawk Lagoon Dunedin
6. Kawarau River outlet From Lake Wakatipu downstream to the Shotover River confluence

7. Upland Game Properties with Special Conditions

  1. Rough Ridge: The total area of Rough Ridge Farm with special conditions is described as Rough Ridge and defined as approximately 900 hectares of Rough Ridge Farm near Oturehua that includes Section 24 Block XV1 and Section 2 Block XV11 Blackstone Survey District, Section 3 Block V1 Poolburn Survey District, and Section 42 PT and Section 10 Block XV1 Blackstone Survey District. The boundaries are marked with signposts reading “Rough Ridge Game Preserve”. The property “Rough Ridge” is owned by Fraser and Murray McKnight.


Southland Fish and Game Region20

1. Game That May be Hunted or Killed—Duration of 2018/2019 Season

The respective daily bag limits in the following table apply throughout the Southland Fish and Game Region during the corresponding periods under the heading ‘Season Duration’.

Species

Season Duration
(dates inclusive)

Daily Bag Limit

Grey/mallard duck and any hybrid of those species

5 May and 6 May 2018

20

7 May to 29 July 2018

10

NZ shoveler duck

5 May to 29 July 2018

2

Paradise shelduck

5 May to 29 July 2018

6

Pukeko

Closed season

0

Black swan

5 May to 29 July 2018

3

California quail

2 Jun to 26 Aug 2018

5

Cock pheasant

2 Jun to 26 Aug 2018

5

Chukar

Closed season

0

2. Shooting Hours

7.00am to 6.30pm.

3. Decoy Limit

No limit.

4. Special Conditions

  1. Shooting from boats is prohibited during the month of May 2018 on the Mataura, Aparima, Oreti, Waiau and Waimatuku rivers and their navigable tributaries.
  2. No person shall in or on a public place, or in or on private land without the consent of its occupier, in the Southland Fish and Game Region:
    1. deposit any litter, including shotgun cartridge cases and/or the bodies or parts of the bodies of shot game; or
    2. having deposited any litter, including shotgun cartridge cases and/or the bodies or parts of the bodies of shot game, leave it.

Dated at Wellington this 28th day of February 2018.

Hon EUGENIE SAGE, Minister of Conservation.

1. Section 19A(1) of the Wildlife Act 1953.

2. Sections 19A(2)(a)(i) and 19A(2)(a)(ii) of the Wildlife Act 1953.

3. Section 72(3A)(e) of the Wildlife Act 1953.

4. Section 17 of the Wildlife Act 1953.

5. Amended notification to section 18(1)(c)(iii) and (v) of the Wildlife Act 1953 as authorised by the Minister of Conservation under section 18(1) of that Act.

6. Section 18(1)(f)(vi) of the Wildlife Act 1953.

7. Section 18(1)(f)(v) of the Wildlife Act 1953.

8. Reference to Description: New Zealand Gazette, 27 May 1990, No. 83, page 1861.

9. Reference to Description: New Zealand Gazette, 27 May 1990, No. 83, as amended by New Zealand Gazette, 29 August 1991, No. 129, page 2787.

10. Section 7 of the Wildlife Act 1953.

11. Reference to Description: New Zealand Gazette, 27 May 1990, No. 83, page 1861.

12. Reference to Description: New Zealand Gazette, 27 May 1990, No. 83, page 1861.

13. Reference to Description: New Zealand Gazette, 27 May 1990, No. 83, page 1861.

14. Reference to Description: New Zealand Gazette, 27 May 1990, No. 83, page 1861.

15. Reference to Description: New Zealand Gazette, 27 May 1990, No. 83, page 1861.

16. Reference to Description: New Zealand Gazette, 27 May 1990, No. 83, page 1861.

17. Reference to Description: New Zealand Gazette, 27 May 1990, No. 83, page 1861.

18. Reference to Description: New Zealand Gazette, 27 May 1990, No. 83, page 1861, as amended by New Zealand Gazette, 29 August 1991, No. 129, page 2789.

19. Reference to Description: New Zealand Gazette, 27 May 1990, No. 83, page 1861.

20. Reference to Description: New Zealand Gazette, 27 May 1990, No. 83, page 1861.