Advocacy and News Issues
Safari Club International New Zealand Chapter is dedicated to protecting and promoting members interests and advocating for improved outcomes on issues:
- impacting the management of NZ,s game animals,
- impacting on our hunter members
- and to promote hunting as a legitimate and responsible sporting and recreational pursuit.
To achieve these objectives the Executive respond to many situations, particularly from Government and Governmental Agencies and others who have very different objectives from our own.
The Chapter has enjoyed much success over the years since our inception in 1990. We have had direct input into a large number of areas that have resulted in major improvements in the perception of hunting and hunters through to actually helping to achieve a change in the status of NZ,s Deer, Tahr, Chamois and Wild Pigs from “pests” to legislated “Game Animals” under the Game Animal Council Act of 2013.
This Chapter continues to advocate in all areas of interest to hunters in New Zealand and we have provided examples of our current work in these areas: