Pursuant to sections 15 and 16 of the Wildlife Act 1953, the Minister of Conservation amends the entry for the Eastern Fish and Game Region in the notice titled “Open Season for Game in Fish and Game Regions”, published in the New Zealand Gazette, 6 March 2019, Notice No. 2019-gs743, as follows:
Amend under the Eastern Fish and Game Region heading “5. Special Conditions” by adding clause 5(5), as shown below:
- No person may possess a firearm that can be rapidly deployed in or on any unmoored vessel, except (1) where the unmoored vessel is not being propelled at the time by a motorised device, or (2) the firearm is needed to retrieve wounded game. For the purpose of this rule a firearm is considered unable to be rapidly deployed if it has been dismantled or secured in a case, gunslip or other secure compartment.
Dated this 25th day of March 2019.
Hon EUGENIE SAGE, Minister of Conservation.