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international optics

MINOX change of Headquarters


November 2019, Wetzlar. The well-known manufacturer of sport optics MINOX will change its headquarters as of 1 February 2020...

conservation south island tahr

App launched to record Himalayan tahr returns

By NZ Game Animal Council Media Statement

Recreational hunters targeting Himalayan tahr can now record and submit their hunting contributions using a new mobile phone app


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The honest law-abiding public will hand their now deemed illegal firearms in, but the gangs, the potential terrorists and other criminals will not...

food wild game

Venison Steak Sandwich with Caramalised Onions, Beetroot Relish and Cucumber pickles

By MacLean Fraser

I threw together this particular sandwich when I was out doing some hunting with Scott McNeil of Awatoru...

firearms law

Police confirm storage of Prohibited Firearm parts

By New Zealand Police

Police wish to clarify the storage requirements of prohibited vital part...

firearms law

A Call to Action: An open letter to New Zealand

By Rodney Woods

New Zealand is at a cross-roads. The ‘tail has been wagging the dog’ and the balance needs to be redressed...

firearms law

A Submission to the Arms Act Select Committee

By David Mack

Who would have thought, prior to March 15th this year, that the actions of one foreign born terrorist could manipulate and subvert the entire government...

book review reloading

Lyman Long Range Precision Rifle Reloading Handbook

By Chaz Forsyth

The editor’s eighth production to date, he has involved experts from many fields to describe the ins and outs of long range precision shooting...

guns hunting

It's about the future

By Nik Maxwell

For nearly 30 years, NZG&H has been committed to its subscribers, readers, the industry, and everyone else who follows and supports the shooting sports...

food wild game

Moroccan Goat Shank Tagine with Chick Peas

By MacLean Fraser

I grew up in Taranaki and remember as a kid tagging along with Dad and his SKS tasked with reducing one of the local farmers’ goat population...

conservation kaimanawas

Kaimanawa Whio Project

By Tori Levy

A survey by the hunter-led group has revealed a vulnerable whio population of just one breeding pair in each of the Kaimanawa Forest Park’s Kaipo and Oamaru streams...

hunting law

Transparency: The Future of Hunting and Shooting in New Zealand

By Nik Maxwell

What I really want clarification from the government is, how far do they intend to take this?




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