Fish & Game NZ manages, maintains and enhances sports fish and game birds and their habitats in the best long-term interests of present and future generations of anglers and hunters.

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Latest National News

This section contains news related to the New Zealand Fish & Game Council, as well as news on game bird and freshwater fish management, hunting and…

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What does F&G do?

Fish & Game NZ manages, maintains and enhances sports fish and game birds and their habitats in the best long-term interests of present and future generations…

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FAQs

We have all the answers when it comes to all fishing and hunting questions throughout New Zealand.

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F&G National Council

The New Zealand Government expects NZ Fish & Game to properly look after fish and game management, and oversee the effective management of the country’s sports…

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F&G Regional Councils

The regional Fish & Game councils are the statutory managers of sports fish and game bird resources and their sustainable recreational use by anglers and hunters…

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National Research Programmes

Fish and Game NZ invests significantly in ongoing research programmes that intensify our shared understanding of the behaviours of animal populations and the impacts of human…

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National Campaigns

Fish and Game NZ deploy campaigns to inform and engage the NZ public in issues of crucial importance to the health and sustainability of our natural…

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Education Programmes

Read more about our Education Programmes.

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Careers with Fish & Game

Any current vacancies with Fish & Game New Zealand will be listed on this page.

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Fish & Game connects annually with around 160,000 licence holders with a focus on the great NZ outdoors.

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Fish & Game Magazine

Fish & Game magazine is a must read resource for anglers and game bird hunters.

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Official Information Act requests

People in New Zealand can request official information from us and it will be made available unless there is a good reason to withhold it.

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National Position Statements

Because of our strong stance on the need to protect freshwater quality, crucial for sport fish and game bird habitat, as well as the right of…

Fish & Game New Zealand manages, maintains and enhances sports fish and game birds and their habitats in the best long-term interests of present and future generations of anglers and hunters.

Fish & Game NZ is everyone who buys a fishing or hunting licence – we are a ‘user pays, user says’ non-profit organisation that receives no government or taxpayer money. An important difference between Fish & Game New Zealand and other public organisations is that it is run by councils elected by the people who buy licences.