CMS Advisory Paper to Assist Making Submissions

Guidance on the format, what to submit on and where and how to submit We hope branches and individual members will contribute to informal meetings and workshops, and by way of formal submissions to notified CMS documents. We hope also that people will submit on CMSs which affect regions they hunt in, outside of their […]

Auckland CMS submission – March 15 2013

Recreational hunters have a useful role to play in wild animal control that DOC should encourage. The CMS contains egregious errors about fallow deer in Woodhill Forest, the only significant wild deer herd in the Auckland CMA and a recreationally important resource that is soundly managed and helps biodiversity by using hunter fees to fund […]

CMS Northland submission – March 15 2013

The New Zealand Deerstalkers’ Association Inc (NZDA) recognises that Northland is a region of comparatively limited interest to hunters and is subject to a regional pest management strategy that seeks to control or extinguish mammalian game animals. Recreational hunters have an important role to play in wild animal control that DOC should encourage. The CMS […]

Waikato CMS submission – March 14, 2013

Recreational hunters have an important role in wild animal control that DOC should encourage in the Waikato Conservancy. Pureora Forest Park and other areas of conservation land provide deer and pigs that are a valuable public resource. The New Zealand Deerstalkers’ Association (NZDA) finds much to applaud in this draft CMS but it is in […]

Draft Westland Tai Potini National park management plan

The New Zealand Deerstalkers’ Association Inc (NZDA) is extremely concerned about the proposed partial review of the draft Westland National Park Management Plan. Issues of particular concern to us are the unprecedented granting of private access rights to concessionaires, the relaxation of controls on concessionaires, and the large increase in privileged access to the glaciers […]

CMS Advisory Paper December 2012

On 5 December 2012, DOC invited public submissions on draft CMSs for its Northland, Auckland and Waikato conservancies. This is the first time DOC has released three CMSs together. DOC wants the public to see how these strategies fit together to paint a picture about conservation across the upper North Island. Anyone can make a […]

District plan changes affecting storage of gun powder substances

NZDA supports Table 17.1 as it deals with goods of class 1.3C, namely smokeless ammunition reloading powder in Group 1 zones. NZDA objects to Table 17.1 page 17:38 as it deals with goods of class 1.1D (‘Gunpowder and blackpowder’). It is noted that the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act (1996) and subsequent regulations, allows […]

2011 Submissions

Kauri National Park Proposal

2010 Submissions

Tongariro Management Plan Soldiers Syndicate Submission 30 November 2010 National Executive Submission Biosecurity Law Reform Bill 2010 Proposed National Plan of Action For Pest Management 2010-2035

Oppositiong to the Poteriteri Wilderness

New Zealand Deerstalkers’ Association (NZDA) writes to you to express the Association’s opposition to the proposal for a Poteriteri Wilderness in Fiordland National Park. The proposal has been put forward by Federated Mountain Clubs – see FMC Bulletin, June 2008, pages 20-26. This wilderness would include the whole of Lake Poteriteri and its watershed, and […]

Future Management of the St James Conservation Area

New Zealand Deerstalkers’ Association (NZDA) makes the following submission on the St James Conservation Area discussion paper and DOC proposed future management and implementation. NZDA is the national association of deerstalkers and other big game hunters, with 50 branches and hunting member clubs throughout New Zealand. NZDA has 7800 members, and has been actively advocating […]

Kahurangi National Park Part Review

This submission is made by the New Zealand Deerstalkers’ Association National Office (NZDA). Branches and NZDA members may also make submissions. NZDA asks to be heard in support of the submission. NZDA is the national body of recreational deerstalkers and other big game hunters in New Zealand. We have 50 branches and a number of […]

The Future of St James Block

The New Zealand Deerstalkers’ Association (NZDA) makes the following submission on the St James Conservation Area future management. NZDA is the national association of deerstalkers and other big game hunters, with 50 branches and hunting member clubs throughout New Zealand. NZDA has 7500 members, and has been actively advocating for recreational deerstalking and hunting, running […]

Stewart Island/Rakiura CMS and Rakiura NPMP

New Zealand Deerstalkers’ Association (NZDA) makes the following submission on this draft CMS and NPMP. NZDA requests to speak to this joint submission. We request a hearing time of one hour. 1 New Zealand Deerstalkers’ Association Incorporated (NZDA): NZDA is the national body of recreational deerstalkers and other big game hunters in New Zealand. We […]

NZDA Submission: Waikato Draft CMS

NZDA wishes to be heard in support of this submission. Time requested: 90 minutes 1 – New Zealand Deerstalkers’ Association Incorporated (NZDA): NZDA is the national body of recreational deerstalkers and other big game hunters in New Zealand. We have 50 branches and a number of other hunting member clubs throughout New Zealand. We have […]

NZDA Submission: Bay of Plenty Draft CMS

New Zealand Deerstalkers’ Association Inc (National Office) (NZDA) makes the following submission on this preliminary draft CMS. NZDA Branches may also make submissions independently of this submission. NZDA is the national body of recreational deerstalkers and other big game hunters. We have 52 branches and as well hunting member clubs throughout New Zealand. We have […]

NZDA Presentation to DOC Nelson Re: Their Kaikouras Conservation Park Proposal

This hearing was held at Kaikoura on Thursday 24 April 2008, and was a useful information sharing exercise. Martin Heine represented the DG, Nina Soloman the Conservation Board, Rod Witte, Community relations, Jim Herdman, represented the South Marlborough Area Manager, David Hayes. NZDA Concerns and matters arising: 1 The lack of adequate information from DOC […]

Whanganui National Park Draft Management Plan

Update on the status of the Whanganui National Park Draft Management Plan. Revision of the draft management plan is currently taking place with issues raised in submissions being considered and worked through. This revision process is taking longer than expected, however we want to ensure that the plan is revised accurately and to a high […]

Rakiura Hunters Camp Charitable Trust Concession Application

The Rakiura Hunter Camp Charitable Trust concession application for ownership and ongoing maintenance of the existing ‘Rakiura Hunter Huts’ and associated facilities on Stewart Island has been completed. The public notification phase of the concession application is a valuable part of the process in the consideration of concession applications by the Department. Through this process […]

Stewart Island Future DOC Management (CMS and National Park Plans)

Almost all NZDA branches can and do hunt in this Park, because of the sixteen huts provided for deerstalkers by the Rakiura Hunters Camp Trust, throughout the Island. Many of these huts have been built as joint projects with NZDA Branches, or their members. North Taranaki, Southland, West Coast, Taranaki, Gore, Blue Mountains Western Southland, […]

Wanganui National Park Draft Management Plan

There are a number of NZDA Branches around this Park, and all can hunt in the Park. Those within 100 Km includes: North Taranaki, Taranaki, Manawatu, Bush, Taihape, South Waikato, Kapiti, Rotorua, Taupo, Te Awamutu, Waikato (Hamilton) and Waimarino. (12 branches) NZDA asks to be heard in support of this submission. Summary: NZDA is concerned, […]

East Harbour Regional Park Draft Management Plan

Summary: NZDA makes this submission in support of recreational hunters – big game and wildfowl hunters, and ask that the Plan be changed accordingly to allow their type of recreation, including food harvesting for the table. NZDA opposes this draft Plan with its major exclusion or containment of many popular recreational activities, including recreational hunting. […]

Review of Mount Aspiring National Park Management Plan

There are many NZDA Branches around this Park, and all can hunt in the Park. Those within 300 Km of the Park include: North Canterbury, Ashburton, Malvern, Rakaia, South Canterbury, West Coast, Southern Lakes, Blue Mountains, Southland, Otago, Gore and Districts, South Otago, North Otago, Palmerston, Western Southland. If you are hearing submissions, NZDA wishes […]

Arthur’s Pass Draft Management Plan

There are many NZDA Branches around this Park, and all can hunt in the Park. Those within 300 Km include: North Canterbury, Ashburton, Malvern, Marlborough, Motueka, Nelson, Rakaia, South Canterbury, and West Coast. NZDA wishes to be heard in support of this submission eg by phone link. Comments on the Draft Plan: Concern 1 2.3.4 […]

Rimutaka Forest Park Dog Management Strategy and Kiwis Turere Stream – Orongorongo Valley, Rimutaka Forest Park

1. Summary: The brown kiwi sanctuary in Turere Stream will create a major conflict with current dog users of the Orongorongo Valley, one of the most used areas of the Rimutaka Forest Park. This is not the sudden discovery of native kiwi, and a consequent need to bring in protection. Forest parks are for the […]