Game bird hunting permit

Waipa District Council issue Shooting Permits pursuant to Section 50(2) of the Reserves Act 1977 and authorises the permit holder to carry a firearm on the following Lakes in the Waipa area:   

  • Lake Ngaroto
  • Lake Cameron
  • Lake Ruatuna
  • Lake Mangakaware

The Game Bird Hunting Season runs from the beginning of 7 May through to the end of 28 August 2016.

Waipa District Council issue authorities to carry fire arms on land administered by Council.  That can include lakes and/or land adjoining those lakes.

Game bird hunting, subject to the hunting rules, is regarded as a traditional use of public wetlands.  The primary legislation managing game bird hunting is the Wildlife Act and Regulations and the Reserves Act.     
Game Hunters must apply for a Shooting Permit prior to hunting on Waipa reserves and must carry their permit on them at all times while on site and must be produced on demand. The Shooting Permit is issued to the applicant and is personal to the individual, and must not be transferred to any other person.

Shooters need to comply with the 2016 regulations for the duration of the 2016 season which can be found here; Auckland/Waikato fish and game region.

Permit conditions 

All persons who wish to carry firearms onto a public reserve will be issued with a permit upon application.

Hunters must notify the Waipa District Council of their intention to obtain or renew their permit, and this to be done in writing at least one month prior to the opening of the game bird hunting season.

Please refer the attachment for all conditions on carrying firearms. 

 Conditions for permit to carry firearms on peat lake reserves 

More information 

To view more information on all hunting permits and conditions please refer to the Auckland/Waikato Fish and Game Council

Permit application 

To apply for a permit you will need to supply your;

  • Full name
  • Address and phone number
  • Gun licence number
  • Registration number of the vehicle(s) you intend to use.

You can apply via email to or call our customer support centres.

  • Te Awamutu head office: 07 872 0030
  • Cambridge: 07 823 3800
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Page reviewed: 09 Jun 2016 3:29pm