Game Licences, Fees, and Forms Notice 2016

Notice

1 Title

This notice is the Game Licences, Fees, and Forms Notice 2016.

2 Commencement

(1)

Clause 10 comes into force on 7 May 2016.

(2)

The rest of this notice comes into force on the 28th day after the date of its notification in the Gazette.

3 Interpretation

In this notice, unless the context otherwise requires,—

Act means the Wildlife Act 1953

adult means a person aged 18 years or over on 7 May 2016

appropriate fees, in relation to a licence, means the licence fee and the game bird habitat stamp fee set out in the Schedule

child means a person aged under 12 years on 7 May 2016

day licence means a licence that entitles the holder to hunt or kill game during 1 day in the 2016–17 open season for game (except for the period 7 May 2016 to 15 May 2016 (inclusive)) in—

(a)

the region for which the licence is issued; and

(b)

all other regions

junior means a person aged 12 years or over, but under 18 years, on 7 May 2016

licence means a licence (of any class) to hunt or kill game in the 2016–17 open season for game on the date or dates or during the period stated in the licence

whole-season licence means a licence that entitles the holder to hunt or kill game at any time during the 2016–17 open season for game in—

(a)

the region for which the licence is issued; and

(b)

all other regions.

Licences and fees

4 Fish and game councils may issue licences

(1)

A fish and game council may issue 1 or both of the following classes of licence:

(a)

day licence:

(b)

whole-season licence.

(2)

A fish and game council may not issue a day licence that entitles a person to hunt or kill game during the period 7 May 2016 to 15 May 2016 (inclusive).

5 Day licence

If a fish and game council issues day licences, an adult or a junior may obtain a day licence from the council on payment of the appropriate fees set out in Part 1 of the Schedule.

6 Whole-season licence

If a fish and game council issues whole-season licences, an adult, a junior, or a child may obtain a whole-season licence from the council on payment of the appropriate fees set out in Part 2 of the Schedule.

7 Game bird habitat stamp fee

(1)

The fee payable for a game bird habitat stamp is,—

(a)

in the case of a stamp affixed to a game licence in accordance with section 19A of the Act, the game bird habitat stamp fee set out in the Schedule:

(b)

in any other case, $10.

(2)

Game bird habitat stamp fees are payable to the fish and game council that supplies the stamp.

8 Fees inclusive of GST

The fees set out in the Schedule are inclusive of goods and services tax.

Forms of licences

9 Forms of licences

(1)

Every licence must be in writing and must state—

(a)

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

(b)

whether the holder is an adult, a junior, or a child:

(c)

the class and effect of the licence:

(d)

the time and date of issue:

(e)

the period during which the licence is valid.

(2)

An adult whole-season licence must state, in addition to the matters referred to in subclause (1), whether the holder wishes to be an elector for a fish and game council.

10 Revocation

The Game Licences, Fees, and Forms Notice 2015 (LI 2015/67) is revoked.

Schedule Fees payable for game licences

cls 3, 5–8

Part 1 Day licence

Class of applicantLicence fee
($)
Game bird habitat stamp fee
($)
Total fee payable
($)
Adult18.002.0020.00
Junior4.002.006.00

Part 2 Whole-season licence

Class of applicantLicence fee
($)
Game bird habitat stamp fee
($)
Total fee payable
($)
Adult90.002.0092.00
Junior18.002.0020.00
ChildFree2.002.00

Dated at Wellington this 4th day of April 2016.

Honourable Maggie Barry ONZM,
Minister of Conservation.

Explanatory note

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

This notice (except clause 10, which comes into force on 7 May 2016) comes into force on the 28th day after the date of its notification in the Gazette. The notice—

  • fixes the forms and classes of licence to hunt or kill game:

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

  • provides for the licences issued for any region to be available in all other regions:

  • fixes the fees payable to fish and game councils for licences to hunt or kill game. There is an increase of $1 in the adult licence fee for a whole-season licence:

  • fixes the fees payable to fish and game councils for the game bird habitat stamp.

The notice applies to game licences for the 2016–17 open season for game. Every game licence is subject to the conditions set out in the notice in which the Minister of Conservation declares the 2016–17 open season for game. See Gazette 2016-gs861.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 7 April 2016.

This notice is administered by the Department of Conservation.