Every one of the 12 New Zealand Fish & Game Councillors is nominated to serve on the council by their own region.
They are not representatives of their region (as they have to take a national overview in their deliberations) and are expected to be the main link between the New Zealand Council and the regions. They should be able to explain to the New Zealand Council the views of regions on an issue, and subsequently explain to their fellow regional Councillors why the New Zealand Council decided on a particular course of action.
New Zealand Councillors are required to advance and implement national policy back in their particular regions.
Planning for the future, ensuring there is ample clean clear water for recreation, ensuring wetlands and other game bird habitat are protected, is my priority in representing our Licence holders. The NZ Fish and Game Council has a very important role in working with Ministers and Government Departments to make the significant shift in water and habitat management that is required. After eight years on the Otago Council I am also very keen to see Regional Councils better fulfil their environmental protection role. With experience at a senior level in Government, then owning a tourism business followed by acting as a Director of Local Body and Private Sector Companies I offer Governance and Planning skills to help provide the Leadership expected of the NZ Council. I am a keen angler and have fished in other countries for many years observing different fishery management techniques, and nowadays fish for the pleasure of enjoying our wild placesEmail Ray
I've been an Eastern F&G Councillor since December 2019, and their appointee to NZ F&G Council from December 2020. I am a keen fly and boat fisher both in NZ and overseas and enjoy my shooting as well.
A Kiwifruit orchardist from Te Puke with 35 years banking experience, 22 years in management and rural lending. After retiring from banking I worked with Bay of Plenty Rural Support Trust as a facilitator and then their Regional Leader.
For the past five years (until August 2020) I have been a member of the NZ Kiwifruit Growers Forum. During this time I was a member of their Executive and their representative on the Industry Advisory Council.
I completed the Zespri Industry Governance Programme providing me further governance experience.
I am the current Chairperson of Seeka Growers Ltd.
I want to add value to these important NZ activities with my financial acumen and ensure that our licence holders retain the important access they require in a clean environment.
Darryl is the appointee from the Northland Fish & Game region.
Dean is the appointee from the West Coast Fish & Game region.
Linn is the appointee from the Central South Island Fish & Game region.
Barrie is the appointee from the Auckland Waikato Fish & Game region.
Tom is the appointee from the Nelson Marlborough Fish & Game region.
I am a retired Electrical Engineer. I have been on the Southland Fish and Game Council since 2012.
My main interest is trout fishing, especially fly fishing and I am the President of the Southland Fly Fishing Club. This allows me to help in promoting the sport and I enjoy helping out junior and beginner anglers.
I also take an interest in protecting access and habitat for both fishing and hunting as these are important NZ traditions. We need to keep our environment as pure as possible and ensure that the habitat for both fish and game birds is maintained to allow these species to survive.
I see a need to act against capture of the fishing and hunting resources for private gain at the expense of the general public. I also see a need to ensure that fishing access is still available to New Zealand anglers.
We need to continue to make hunting and fishing licences affordable while continuing to provide enough income to Fish and Game to manage our hunting and fishing resources. I also see a need to try and obtain some income from others sources, especially those who profit from using the hunting and fishing resources, including the introduction of a guide’s licence.
I have been a keen trout fisher and game bird hunter since I was introduced to the sport over 50 years ago by my father when I was a boy living on the West Coast. I am a particularly keen fly fisher with a passion for fishing back country rivers.
I am also a keen deer hunter.
I was a member of the inaugural West Coast Fish and Game Council from 1991 to 1996 and was their appointee to the New Zealand Fish and Game Council, a position I held for 5 years until I moved to Christchurch to pursue a new career path. I currently work for an Engineering Consultancy in Christchurch where I am a member of a team of road and traffic engineers responsible for the maintenance and operation of all State Highways in North Canterbury and I am also involved in remedial projects following the Kaikoura earthquake.
As a current member of the North Canterbury Fish and Game Council and the Water and Wildlife Habitat Trust I have a passionate interest in the management of our sports fish and gamebird resource with a strong focus on sustainable management of the habitat. I understand the importance of good governance and fully support the recent changes made to re-establish our region as the premier Fish and Game region in New Zealand. I believe that I can continue to make a meaningful contribution to the Council based on wide ranging practical experience and a strong understanding of the legal framework surrounding habitat protection.
I am an active and enthusiastic angler and occasional hunter in my third term with Taranaki Fish and Game council.
I have extensive experience in agriculture and horticulture tertiary education having been a senior manager in this field for at least 20 years with PTEs and held positions that have covered the entire North Island and upper South Island at various times. My employment has developed my skills in communication and working with youth, farmers, landowners and Government and community groups including Iwi and Maori farming and education trusts.
I own a small beef farming operation near Hawera with my wife Michele and have also been a dairy farmer. I have a keen interest in improving water quality and biodiversity by working with landowners and other interested parties to achieve a good outcome for all. I am passionate about ensuring our fish and game resources are maintained for future generations to enjoy.