Pursuant to section 72(3A) of the Wildlife Act 1953, the Minister of Conservation gives the following notice.
This notice is the Game Licences, Fees, and Forms Notice 2017.
Clause 10 comes into force on 6 May 2017.
The rest of this notice comes into force on the 28th day after the date of its notification in the Gazette.
In this notice, unless the context otherwise requires,—
Act means the Wildlife Act 1953
adult means a person aged 18 years or over on 6 May 2017
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 6 May 2017
day licence means a licence that entitles the holder to hunt or kill game during 1 day in the 2017–18 open season for game (except for the period 6 May 2017 to 14 May 2017 (inclusive)) in—
the region for which the licence is issued; and
all other regions
junior means a person aged 12 years or over, but under 18 years, on 6 May 2017
licence means a licence (of any class) to hunt or kill game in the 2017–18 open season for game on the date or dates or during the period stated in the licence
open season, in relation to a game licence issued for a region, means the relevant season within the period 6 May 2017 to 4 May 2018 (inclusive) that is for the time being declared for that region by notice in the Gazette under section 15 of the Act
whole-season licence means a licence that entitles the holder to hunt or kill game at any time during the 2017–18 open season for game in—
all other regions.
A fish and game council may issue 1 or both of the following classes of licence:
A fish and game council may not issue a day licence that entitles a person to hunt or kill game during the period 6 May 2017 to 14 May 2017 (inclusive).
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.
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.
The fee payable for a game bird habitat stamp is,—
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:
in any other case, $10.
Game bird habitat stamp fees are payable to the fish and game council that supplies the stamp.
The fees set out in the Schedule are inclusive of goods and services tax.
Every licence must be in writing and must state—
the holder’s full name, postal address, telephone number (if any), and date of birth:
whether the holder is an adult, a junior, or a child:
the class and effect of the licence:
the time and date of issue:
the period during which the licence is valid.
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.
The Game Licences, Fees, and Forms Notice 2016 (LI 2016/77) is revoked.
cls 3, 5–8
Dated at Wellington this 13th day of March 2017.
Hon Maggie Barry,Minister of Conservation.
This notice (except clause 10, which comes into force on 6 May 2017) 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:
fixes the fees payable to fish and game councils for the game bird habitat stamp. The fee for the game bird habitat stamp is increased by $1.
The notice applies to game licences for the 2017–18 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 2017–18 open season for game.
Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.
Date of notification in Gazette: 16 March 2017.
This notice is administered by the Department of Conservation.