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Hey team,

NZG&H Issue #172 is on sale now!

Plenty to keep you occupied over the next couple of months with a range of articles covering optics, reloading, firearms, hunting the north, south and overseas, hunting and shooting competitions, pest control and more!

The Red, Sika & Fallow Roar Photo Comp 2019 has just kicked off and already I have received plenty of
great entries. We'll begin posting those up tomorrow.

Also, the 2019 game bird season is almost upon us and although I'm not much of a game bird hunter, I wish good luck to all those getting involved!

Enjoy the rest of your week, have a
great weekend and thanks for supporting NZG&H.


Nik - Editor/Publisher


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“Frontier – the Battle for the North Island”

Peter Maxwell’s controversial book about the New Zealand War campaigns of the 1860s tells a story few New Zealanders really understand, and has now been reprinted a third time.

“Frontier” threads these complex events into their direct chronological sequence, traces the campaigns on the ground, and unlike the politically correct accounts approved off by the academics, treats both Maori and European fighting men with respect.

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Intro Column #172: 15/03/2019

On March 15, 2019 the entire nation of New Zealand became victim to one of the most heinous acts of terrorism our country has ever faced. 50 New Zealanders were mercilessly gunned down and killed, with another 50 receiving serious and life-threatening injuries. The lives of thousands of kiwis were immediately and forever changed from this point... read more

Intro Column #171: Mission Accomplished –

Following on from last issue’s editorial, I am pleased to report that Nathan and I secured out first deer together. A late evening fallow hunt in the Te Puke hills came good as we reached a milestone that has been in my mind well before I even had kids. I’m currently working on an article about Nathan’s journey into hunting and sho... read more

Intro Column #170: "5 more minutes Dad!"

​ When Nathan said that to me the other week during an evening fallow hunt, it immediately reminded me of when I turned to Dad on the evening of a sika hunting trip on April 12, 1989 and uttered to him, “Don’t move Dad!” before lining up and taking the shot on a Southern Kaimanawa 8pt sika stag. It was my first deer and cemented my love ... read more

Intro Column #169: Get Involved...

If you think your hunting and shooting activities are safe, think again. It has become increasingly obvious that our recreational pastimes are under real threat as those in power look to place further restrictions on our firearm ownership while systematically undermining our hunting heritage and game animal harvesting opportunities. The most... read more

Kaweka Ranges: Omarukokere Tops, Mangaturutu & Venison Tops

11th Sep – 14th Sep 2017 In my late teens and early 20s a few mates and I did several trips into Ngaawapurua Hut and it was during these hunts that I spent quite a bit of time up on Te Ruatakaikare. From high up on this central Kaweka location I would often gaze towards the expansive, open tops of both Te Pukeohikarua and Ngakawekaiti. The... read more

Kaweka Ranges: Manson Country

28th Jul – 31st Jul 2017 The Manson, another iconic area, and if the number of hut bookings is anything to go by, one of the most popular fly-in destinations in the Kawekas. Comprising some of the best open tops, scrub gullies and bush stalking opportunities the Kawekas has to offer, it is no wonder that this area receives high concentrations ... read more

Northern Kaimanawas: Tiki Tiki Stream

19th May – 22nd May 2017 The Northern Kaimanawas would easily be the one area where I have spent much of my time in the pursuit of sika – the Kaipo River, the lower reaches of Ruatea ‘Jap Creek’ Stream, and the Tiki TIKI Stream top the list of places I’ve hunted in this region. As soon as I had my firearms and driver’s licences, m... read more

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