Sports Fish Licences, Fees, and Forms Notice 2013

  • revoked
  • Sports Fish Licences, Fees, and Forms Notice 2013: revoked, on 1 October 2014, by clause 14 of the Sports Fish Licences, Fees, and Forms Notice 2014 (LI 2014/288).

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Sports Fish Licences, Fees, and Forms Notice 2013

(SR 2013/339)

  • Sports Fish Licences, Fees, and Forms Notice 2013: revoked, on 1 October 2014, by clause 14 of the Sports Fish Licences, Fees, and Forms Notice 2014 (LI 2014/288).


Note

Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

This notice is administered by the Department of Conservation.


Pursuant to section 48A(2A) of the Conservation Act 1987, the Minister of Conservation gives the following notice.

Notice

1 Title
  • This notice is the Sports Fish Licences, Fees, and Forms Notice 2013.

2 Commencement
  • This notice comes into force on 1 October 2013.

3 Interpretation
  • In this notice, unless the context otherwise requires,—

    24-hour licence means a licence that entitles the holder to fish for sports fish during the 24-hour period specified in the licence in—

    • (a) the region for which the licence is issued; and

    • (b) all other regions (excluding the Taupo District)

    adult means a person aged 18 years or over on 1 October 2013

    backcountry fishery means—

    • (a) the Dingle Burn backcountry fishery; or

    • (b) the Ettrick Burn backcountry fishery; or

    • (c) the Greenstone River backcountry fishery; or

    • (d) the Hunter River backcountry fishery; or

    • (e) the Lochy River backcountry fishery; or

    • (f) the Nevis River backcountry fishery; or

    • (g) the Rangitikei River backcountry fishery; or

    • (h) the Whakaurekou River backcountry fishery; or

    • (i) the Wilkin River backcountry fishery; or

    • (j) the Young River backcountry fishery

    backcountry licence means an endorsement on an adult or junior whole-season licence or a family licence that adds an entitlement to fish for sports fish in 1 or more of—

    • (a) the Dingle Burn backcountry fishery in the period beginning on 1 November 2013 and ending on 31 May 2014:

    • (b) the Ettrick Burn backcountry fishery in the period beginning on 1 November 2013 and ending on 31 May 2014:

    • (c) the Greenstone River backcountry fishery in the period beginning on 1 November 2013 and ending on 31 May 2014:

    • (d) the Hunter River backcountry fishery in the period beginning on 1 November 2013 and ending on 31 May 2014:

    • (e) the Lochy River backcountry fishery in the period beginning on 1 November 2013 and ending on 31 May 2014:

    • (f) the Nevis River backcountry fishery in the period beginning on 1 October 2013 and ending on 30 April 2014:

    • (g) the Rangitikei River backcountry fishery in the period beginning on 1 October 2013 and ending on 30 April 2014:

    • (h) the Whakaurekou River backcountry fishery in the period beginning on 1 October 2013 and ending on 30 September 2014:

    • (i) the Wilkin River backcountry fishery in the period beginning on 1 November 2013 and ending on 31 May 2014:

    • (j) the Young River backcountry fishery in the period beginning on 1 November 2013 and ending on 31 May 2014

    child means a person aged under 12 years on 1 October 2013

    controlled area means—

    • (a) the Ettrick Burn from its confluence with Lake Te Anau to the upstream limit of Log Cabin Slip at NZTopo50/CC07 796753; or

    • (b) the Greenstone River (and its tributary streams) between the river's source and its confluence with the Sly Burn Stream

    controlled period,—

    • (a) in relation to the Ettrick Burn, means the period beginning on 1 November 2013 and ending on 31 May 2014:

    • (b) in relation to the Greenstone River (and its tributary streams) between the river's source and its confluence with the Sly Burn Stream, means the period beginning on 1 February 2014 and ending on 31 March 2014

    controlled-period licence means a licence that entitles the following persons to fish for sports fish in the controlled area during the controlled period, but only during the day, and on the reach, specified in the licence:

    • (a) the holder of the controlled-period licence; and

    • (b) if the holder also holds a backcountry licence that is endorsed on a family licence, the holder's spouse or partner and, if accompanied by the holder or the holder's spouse or partner, any member of the holder's family; and

    • (c) on the Ettrick Burn, up to 3 companion anglers named in the controlled-period licence who hold backcountry licences, provided the maximum size of any group for any one permit is 4; and

    • (d) on the Greenstone River (and its tributary streams) between the river's source and its confluence with the Sly Burn Stream, 1 or more companion anglers named in the controlled-period licence who hold backcountry licences

    Dingle Burn backcountry fishery means the Dingle Burn upstream of the bridge on the Dingle Burn Station access road

    Ettrick Burn backcountry fishery means the Ettrick Burn from its confluence with Lake Te Anau to the upstream limit of Log Cabin Slip at NZTopo50/CC07 796753

    family means—

    • (a) 1 person, or 1 person and that person's spouse or partner; and

    • (b) the dependants of that person or those persons who—

      • (i) ordinarily or periodically reside with that person or those persons; and

      • (ii) are aged under 18 years on 1 October 2013; and

    • (c) the grandchildren of that person or those persons who are aged under 18 years on 1 October 2013

    family licence means a licence that entitles the holder and the holder's spouse or partner and, if accompanied by the holder or the holder's spouse or partner, any member of the holder's family, to fish for sports fish in the period beginning on 1 October 2013 and ending on 30 September 2014 in—

    • (a) the region for which the licence is issued; and

    • (b) all other regions (excluding the Taupo District)

    fish and game council has the meaning given by section 2(1) of the Conservation Act 1987

    Greenstone River backcountry fishery means the Greenstone River catchment, namely,—

    • (a) the Greenstone River upstream of the swing bridge at the river's mouth where the river enters Lake Wakatipu; and

    • (b) all tributary streams flowing into the Greenstone River, including the Caples River

    Hunter River backcountry fishery means the Hunter River catchment upstream from the river's mouth where the river enters Lake Hāwea

    junior means a person aged 12 years or older, but under 18 years, on 1 October 2013

    Lochy River backcountry fishery means the Lochy River catchment above the confluence with Disputed Creek

    Nevis River backcountry fishery means the Nevis River catchment above the confluence with the Kawarau River

    partner means a civil union partner or a de facto partner

    Rangitikei River backcountry fishery means the upper Rangitikei River and its tributaries upstream of the Ohinewaione Stream confluence

    Taupo District means the district described in the Schedule of the Taupo District Order 1983

    Whakaurekou River backcountry fishery

    • (a) means the Whakaurekou River upstream from the confluence with the Rangitikei River; and

    • (b) includes the tributaries within the Ruahine Ranges (namely, Mangatera, Maropea, and Waikamaka Rivers)

    whole-season licence means a licence that entitles the holder to fish for sports fish in the period beginning on 1 October 2013 and ending on 30 September 2014 in—

    • (a) the region for which the licence is issued; and

    • (b) all other regions (excluding the Taupo District)

    Wilkin River backcountry fishery means the Wilkin River catchment upstream from the confluence with the Makarora River

    winter licence means a licence that entitles the holder to fish for sports fish in the period beginning on 1 April 2014 and ending on 30 September 2014 in—

    • (a) the region for which the licence is issued; and

    • (b) all other regions (excluding the Taupo District)

    Young River backcountry fishery means the Young River catchment upstream from the confluence with the Makarora River.

Eligibility for sports fish licences and fees

4 Fish and game councils may issue licences
  • (1) A fish and game council may issue 1 or more of the following:

    • (a) 24-hour licence:

    • (b) family licence:

    • (c) whole-season licence:

    • (d) winter licence.

    (2) In addition,—

    • (a) backcountry licences may be issued (by endorsement) by—

      • (i) the Otago Fish and Game Council; or

      • (ii) the Southland Fish and Game Council; or

      • (iii) the Wellington Fish and Game Council:

    • (b) controlled-period licences may be issued by—

      • (i) the Otago Fish and Game Council; or

      • (ii) the Southland Fish and Game Council.

5 24-hour licence
  • If a fish and game council issues 24-hour licences, an adult or a junior may obtain a 24-hour licence from that council on payment of the appropriate fee specified in the Schedule.

6 Family licence
  • If a fish and game council issues family licences, an adult may obtain a family licence from that council on payment of the appropriate fee specified in the Schedule.

7 Whole-season licence
  • If a fish and game council issues whole-season licences,—

    • (a) an adult or a junior may obtain a whole-season licence from that council on payment of the appropriate fee specified in the Schedule:

    • (b) a child may obtain a whole-season licence from that council without payment, as indicated in the Schedule.

8 Winter licence
  • If a fish and game council issues winter licences, an adult or a junior may obtain a winter licence from that council on payment of the appropriate fee specified in the Schedule.

9 Whole-season or family licence may be endorsed as backcountry licence
  • (1) The following persons may apply to the Otago Fish and Game Council, the Southland Fish and Game Council, or the Wellington Fish and Game Council to have the specified licence endorsed as a backcountry licence:

    • (a) the holder of an adult or a junior whole-season licence:

    • (b) the holder of a family licence:

    • (c) the spouse or partner of the holder of a family licence.

    (2) Any person entitled to fish under a backcountry licence must, when requested by the Otago Fish and Game Council, the Southland Fish and Game Council, or the Wellington Fish and Game Council, provide to the council information on that person's and any companion angler's use of any part of the backcountry fishery.

    (3) No fee is payable for a backcountry licence, as indicated in the Schedule.

10 Holder of backcountry licence or other person may apply for controlled-period licence
  • (1) The following persons may apply to the Otago Fish and Game Council or the Southland Fish and Game Council for a controlled-period licence:

    • (a) the holder of a backcountry licence; or

    • (b) the spouse or partner of the holder of the backcountry licence that is endorsed on a family licence.

    (2) A maximum of 177 controlled-period licences may be issued, and licences are to be issued according to the order in which applications are received.

    (3) The only applications that qualify are those received no more than 5 days before the day for which the licence is requested.

    (4) A controlled-period licence that is issued on application by the spouse or partner of the holder of a backcountry licence that is endorsed on a family licence is to be issued in the name of the holder of the backcountry licence.

    (5) No fee is payable for a controlled-period licence, as indicated in the Schedule.

11 Fees inclusive of GST
  • The fees specified in the Schedule are inclusive of goods and services tax.

Forms

12 Forms of licences
  • (1) Every licence must be in writing and must specify—

    • (a) the holder's full name, postal address, telephone number (if any), and date of birth:

    • (b) the effect of the licence:

    • (c) the time and date of issue:

    • (d) the period during which the licence is valid:

    • (e) whether the holder is an adult, a junior, or a child.

    (2) The following licences must also specify the full names of the holder's family:

    • (a) a family licence:

    • (b) a controlled-period licence, if its holder also holds a backcountry licence that is endorsed on a family licence.

    (3) The following licences must also specify whether the holder wishes to be an elector for the fish and game council:

    • (a) an adult whole-season licence:

    • (b) a family licence.

Revocation

13 Revocation

Schedule
Fees payable for sports fish licences

cls 5–11

Class of licenceClass of applicantFee (inclusive of GST) ($)
24-hour licenceAdult23.00
 Junior7.00
Family licenceAdult157.00
Whole-season licenceAdult121.00
 Junior24.00
 ChildNo fee
Winter licenceAdult73.00
 Junior15.00
Backcountry licenceAll classesNo fee
Controlled-period licenceAll classesNo fee

Dated at Wellington this 26th day of August 2013.

Hon Dr Nick Smith,
Minister of Conservation.


Explanatory note

This note is not part of the notice, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This notice, which comes into force on 1 October 2013,—

  • fixes the forms and classes of licences to fish for sports fish:

  • enables certain persons to apply to have a licence endorsed as a backcountry licence, which adds an entitlement to fish for sports fish in 1 or more of the Dingle Burn backcountry fishery, the Ettrick Burn backcountry fishery, the Greenstone River backcountry fishery, the Hunter River backcountry fishery, the Lochy River backcountry fishery, the Nevis River backcountry fishery, the Rangitikei River backcountry fishery, the Whakaurekou River backcountry fishery, the Wilkin River backcountry fishery, or the Young River backcountry fishery:

  • enables certain persons to apply for a controlled-period licence, which entitles the holder, any named companion anglers with backcountry licences, and (in certain situations) family members of the holder to fish for sports fish in the Ettrick Burn and the Greenstone River:

  • fixes the scope and effect of those classes of licence:

  • provides for the licences issued in respect of any region to be available in all other regions (except the Taupo District):

  • fixes the fees payable for licences to fish for sports fish. These fees have been set to recover the anticipated costs of management of the freshwater sports fish resource by Fish and Game New Zealand for the 2013–2014 season.


Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 29 August 2013.


Reprints notes
1 General
  • This is a reprint of the Sports Fish Licences, Fees, and Forms Notice 2013 that incorporates all the amendments to that notice as at the date of the last amendment to it.

2 Legal status
  • Reprints are presumed to correctly state, as at the date of the reprint, the law enacted by the principal enactment and by any amendments to that enactment. Section 18 of the Legislation Act 2012 provides that this reprint, published in electronic form, has the status of an official version under section 17 of that Act. A printed version of the reprint produced directly from this official electronic version also has official status.

3 Editorial and format changes
4 Amendments incorporated in this reprint
  • Sports Fish Licences, Fees, and Forms Notice 2014 (LI 2014/288): clause 14