Use the regional selector at the top of the home page to read more about the role of the local Fish & Game Council in each region, as well as to find freshwater fishing and game bird hunting information specific to each region.
To do this the New Zealand Fish & Game Council has a number of formal statutory powers, but the need for the whole organisation to work co-operatively in the interests of anglers and hunters is just as important.
The NZ Fish & Game Council is not some separate being – in many ways it's a creature of the regions. Every one of the 12 New Zealand councillors is nominated by their own region. Councillors don't just represent their region (as they have to take a national overview in their deliberations), they are expected to be the main link between the NZ Council and the regions.