At NZDA we bring together like-minded Cantabrians to protect, promote, support and encourage hunting. Check out the benefits of becoming a member today.

About NZDA North Canterbury

You love hunting and a bit of range shooting?

You live in the Canterbury area?

Want to be a part of a great club of like-minded people that exists to promote and encourage hunting, and as well meet a great bunch of guys and girls?

The NZDA can help you get more out of your hunting and enhance your love of the outdoors. You will meet new friends and may even find a permanent hunting companion.

Membership Inquiries

contact                     Membership   021 123 7934     email:-     Membership

other inquiries           Secretary      021 961 050      email:-          Inquiries 

Members receive a monthly newsletter and quarterly “New Zealand Hunting and Wildlife” magazine. Membership to NZDA also provides $10,000,000 public liability insurance cover, including $1,000,000 cover for the Rural Fires Act.

Come and check us out. We meet on the last Monday night of each month at 7.30pm at our clubrooms at 597 McLeans Island Rd, in the recreational area. It’s easy to find and we’d love to see you there.



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Dates for your Diary

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Public Range Day McLeans Island Range 10.00am - 4.00pm $25.00 per person



Field Marksmanship Badge Rifle Range 10am



Public Range Day 10.00 - 4.00pm



Working Bee 9 am Club Shoot 12-4



Clubrooms McLeans Island 7:30 pm



Public Range Day McLeans Island Range 10.00am - 4.00pm $25.00 per person


The North Canterbury Deerstalkers Association began in July 1949 when at a public meeting it was decided to form a branch of the New Zealand Deerstalkers Association, based in North Canterbury. On 17th July 1958, the branch became incorporated under the Incorporated Societies Act.

Today, we are one of the largest branches, with about 400 members, a part of a national organisation of approximately 8,000 members with over 50 branches spread from Northland to Southland. The goal of NZDA is to promote and regulate the sport of big game hunting in New Zealand.




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Palmer Lodge

Our own hunting lodge in the Lewis Pass is called Palmer Lodge. It sleeps 14 and has an excellent fire as well as kitchen and dining room facilities.

Due to recent breakins  you will need to take your own cooking and other gear now as kit which was onsite has now gone.  The Lodge is a good base for hunting all of the Lewis Pass area, including the Maruia / Rahu Saddle area. There is a small fee for the use of the lodge.  Members $10/ night  Non Members $20 / Night

Interested in booking the lodge for your next trip?

Contact: Keith Morrison
Phone: 027 814 7113

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