About NZ 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 fish and game resources carried out by 12 regions.

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.

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