Fish & Game Election 2021



Are you a keen angler or hunter or both who’d like a bigger say in how fishing and game bird hunting is managed? 

ElectionFish and Game councils provide an essential role in our ‘user pays, user says’ democratic management of sports fish and game birds.

Fish & Game’s elections held every three years are on again this year – to choose councillors to represent the interests of anglers and hunters in each of the organisation’s 12 regions.

The councillors’ tasks include setting regional fishing and hunting regulations, often in response to submissions from licence holders, developing policy, prioritising management direction through work plans for staff. Another key role is the promotion of freshwater sports fishing and game bird hunting in their local community. 



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Key Election Dates

August 9 – Nominations open for Fish and Game regional council candidates

August 26 – Nominations closed

September 8 – Electoral roll closed at 5 pm

September 16 – NZ Post begins distributing voter packs. Online voting begins.

October 8 – Voting closes at 5 pm

October 12 – Postal votes close.  The official results are produced and candidates are advised.

October 12 – Official declaration and public notice of results published in regional daily newspapers