2023 Sika Show Undrawn Tusk Competition

The 2023 Sika Show, hosted at Mystery Creek, Hamilton, was the backdrop for the NZPHA  undrawn tusk measurement competition. A total of 130 entrants tried to guess the measurement of the jaw pictured below, The measurement needed was 19 6/8ths. Despite this challenge, only three entries were correct, earning the prestigious prizes sponsored by Garmin.

2023 AGM

Notice is hereby issued of the New Zealand Pig Hunting Association's intention to hold its Annual General Meeting on Sunday July 9th 2023

The meeting will be held at Te Awamutu i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, 1 Gorst Avenue, Te Awamutu, Waikato, New Zealand commencing at 1 PM

Items for discussion should be addressed to the secretary.

Nominations for the committee will be taken on the day.

A full agenda will be issued on or before the 30th June 2023.


Pest control operation in the Mapara Wildlife Management Reserve

Please see attached letter and factsheet regarding the upcoming aerial pest control operation in the Mapara Wildlife Management Reserve. EcoFX is undertaking this operation on behalf of the Department of Conservation.

You can find further information about 1080, including the safety data sheet on our website:

Te ara ki mua:

Te ara ki mua:
A framework for adaptive management of wild goats, deer, wild pigs, tahr, and chamois


This document (Te Ara ki Mua) gives effect to Te Mana o te Taiao Aotearoa New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy
(ANZBS) 2020 as an adaptive framework for managing goats, deer, pigs, tahr, and chamois. Te Ara ki Mua aims
to balance the different and sometimes competing values held about these animals and their management.

Vacancies on the Game Animal Council

Vacancies on the Game Animal Council

The Minister of Conservation is seeking nominations to fill two vacancies on the Game Animal Council. Anyone can apply.

Appointments are made to ensure collective knowledge and experience relating to game animals, farming, forestry, kaitiakitanga, nature conservation, and scientific disciplines. Particular regard will be given to those with strong governance experience, financial literacy and commercial acumen.

Appointments will take effect from 1 December 2021 and will be for a term of up to three years.