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Newsletter March 2019

(Sorry it's late coming out)
In this edition

Meeting Minutes

Mt Creighton update

Contact Details

Next meeting Thu 30th May AGM

Pot Luck dinner at 6.30pm (bar open)
AGM starts 7.30pm
Followed by Antler and Tusk Judging
and AGM Ballots for local hunts

at Arrowtown Bowling Club

Map available on this link

Note from Sharon

Sorry the March (and April) newsletters are late out - I have been busy on invoicing so will send 2 short newsletters just containing the minutes in the next day or so and then a BUMPER "roar edition" before the AGM.  

So - If you have anything to go in that "ROAR EDITION" newsletter.... photos, stories, info,  please get it to me by the end of the week 

Minutes from Meeting 28th Mar 2019

Queenstown Police

Chris Brooks from the Queenstown police came to the March meeting to chat about the recent firearms changes

He gave an interesting insight to the changes since the CHC event, and that because of the high threat level, they were all now wearing guns, and a few of the police were heading to CHC to support the vigil there.

He asked that you don't bring any rifles into the station until invited and just said to go online and register the ones you need to surrender and then wait. (note COLFO were advising to wait - still waiting to hear official NZDA stance) 

President added to the meeting attendees, that everyone should be very careful what they post and share on social media. If you have a rifle that falls in the category of the newly banned ones, then it needs to be secure, not used and you are not to sell or take it to the police station yet.

Apologies and minutes

Apologies received from: -  Sharon Salmons, Katie Dugan, Jake Woodward, Dave Rider, 

Moved that the minutes from the last meeting is a true and accurate account moved by Pete Henderson and 2nd by Shaun Moloney

General Correspondence In:

Steele Creek Ballot

Sharon had sent off the names for the Steele Creek ballot, (1st-10th April)
Details and pics from the trip in next newsletter

Mt Creighton

At the time of the meeting there was still no news from DOC on this – Sharon did follow up and as per communication that came out 10th April,  we all know the blocks are now available. Details below on the link
New Hunting Blocks

Correspondence from National Office

New Gun Laws

Various emails back and forth to Head office and COLFO about the processes, best covered in newsletter next month as more relevant than March discussions

Conference Dates

The National Conference dates are confirmed for August - Nick and Katie have volunteered to go, motion to pay for these flights approx $300 approved by Mike Ide and Al Gay.

Correspondence out

  • Replies to above mainly DOC stuff and law changes

Secretaries Report

Sharon is away hunting and apologies for not getting invoicing out on time for new membership year. (Hopefully all received now?)

Treasurers Report 

Balance was $ 59,276 as of meeting date
Hut takings since last meeting were $1700  

Bills to pay
  • None
Roger has spoken to Sharon and suggested we move $30k of savings into a term deposit to earn better interest
Agreed by Al Gay and seconded by Pete Henderson

Presidents Update

Nathan read out the statements from the National Executive of NZDA (NATEX for short) about the new gun laws and the NZDA position

See below 
March Newsletter from NATEX

General Business

Support for COLFO

Shaun Moloney raised a discussion point and motion to donate $300 from our club to COLFO for their excellent work on submissions for the new laws. Currently only $3 of our membership goes to them

Motion formally proposed by Al Gay and Seconded by Brendon Gunst

1080 and Repellent

There was a short discussion on 1080 and that DOC are going to be spreading again, since the March meeting Sharon has attended a DOC briefing to verify this and repellent is confirmed for the Caples, Dart and Rees areas. Details in next newsletter

Trophies to be returned

Alex reminded everyone to return their trophies before the AGM

Meeting closed

Club Contacts

General Enquiries

021 942 328

Bank Account
ASB: 12-3405-0071329-00



Nathan Wise 021 792 010

Vice President 

Brendon Colemore Williams  021 671 000


Roger Slow 027 281 3571


Sharon Salmons  021 942 328


Melissa Jager  027 392 3692

Tenur Review Officers

Alan Mackie  03 448 6536
Shaun Molony   027 442 1605

Hunts course Co-ordinators

Peter 'Dodgy' Henderson  
NOTE new number 020 4144 9272
Shaun Moloney
Paul Dayman 

Stoats Traps

Simon Brackstone
Roger Slow

Hut Bookings   021 942 328

Online booking available

Club Hunt Co-ordinators

Andy Pedley   021 606 545
Jonno Greer 027 450 7411

Trophy Custodian

Alex Ritchie 021 0248 7086
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