Wildlife Order 2022


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Wildlife Order 2022

Cindy Kiro, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 19th day of April 2022

Her Excellency the Governor-General in Council

This order is made under section 8 of the Wildlife Act 1953 on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council.


1 Title

This order is the Wildlife Order 2022.

2 Commencement

This order comes into force on 6 May 2022.

3 Principal Act

This order amends the Wildlife Act 1953.

4 Interpretation

In this order, region means a region administered by a Fish and Game Council established under section 26P of the Conservation Act 1987.

5 Schedule 3 amended


In Schedule 3, Part 2, after paragraph (h), insert:


Poronui (Taharua Valley): 6,449 ha, more or less, being the land recorded in records of title SA33D/399, SA51D/718, SA61A/148, and SA72C/660:


Olrig and Whanakino (Maraekakaho): 1,623 ha, more or less, being Lot 2 DP 535991, Lot 3 DP 22254, Lot 5 DP 321684, Lot 1 DP 26344, Lots 3 and 4 DP 8713, and Sections 3 and 5 SO Plan 10203:


In Schedule 3, Part 2, after paragraph (k), insert:

Nelson/Marlborough Fish and Game Region


Ugbrooke (Lower Dashwood): 75 ha, more or less, being Lots 1 and 2 DP 520801 and Lot 3 DP 446989:

6 Principal order
7 Clause 3 revoked (Revocation of this order)

Revoke clause 3.

Rachel Hayward,
acting for Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

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

This order comes into force on 6 May 2022 and amends Schedule 3 of the Wildlife Act 1953 (the Act).

Schedule 3 of the Act lists areas (commonly known as upland game preserves) where certain wildlife may be hunted or killed subject to conditions. This order adds 2 new areas in the Hawke’s Bay Fish and Game Region and 1 area in the Nelson/Marlborough Fish and Game Region.

This order also revokes clause 3 of the Wildlife Order 2019. That provision would have revoked amendments made to the Act by that order at the close of 6 May 2022. Those amendments, which relate to partridge and pheasant, remain in force indefinitely.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2019.

Date of notification in Gazette: 21 April 2022.

This order is administered by the Department of Conservation.