Membership Benefits:

2023 Strategic Plan, What we want to do and were we are heading with your club.  Comments are welcome.


Knowledge, resources, information, training, trips, and friendship are just some of the benefits to becoming a NZDA member. Full list of benefits are listed below.

The best way to join the NZDA is to attend the monthly meeting of your nearest branch or email an enquiry to our branch.

Membership is done through National Office and sent to our local branch National Office Membership

At the North Canterbury branch we hold our meetings on the last Monday of every month in the NZDA North Canterbury Club Rooms, at 599 McLeans Island Road. 7:30 pm

For Member Access log in the Members Only Pages.  Trip Calendar,News, Meeting Minutes etc

Interested in Membership?

Contact: Membership Secretary Peter Weusten
Phone: 021 123 7934

Email Enquiry

Advantages of Membership

  • $10 million liability insurance
  • 4 NZ Hunting & Wildlife online magazines each year
  • Members’ only discount as negotiated from different retailers eg Hunting & Fishing and Shooters Supplies
  • A discount on DOC annual hut passes
  • A range of discounts available through the NZDA app from Google Play or Apple Store. Suppliers including Beaurepairs, Big Save Furniture, Carters, Mico Plumbing, Torpedo 7, Millenium & Compthorne Hotels, Placemakers, Repco and many more. Also discounts from Interislander Ferries.

Local branch offers

  • Monthly meetings with displays, speakers, etc                      Merchandise Options  Tee Shirts/ Hats
  • Regular newsletters
  • Antler, Horn & Tusk and photographic competitions
  • Friends and hunting partners
  • Organised hunts
  • Rifle range

Involved in important issues

  • Public access
  • Firearms
  • Range shooting
  • Training of prospective outdoor enthusiasts
  • Funding and assistance in building huts
  • New hunter training
  • Hut Maintenance
  • Opposition to the use of aerial 1080
  • Animal control
  • Game animal protection


  • Mountain Safety Council (MSC)
  • International Hunting Education Assoc (IHEA)
  • Sporting Shooters of Australia Association (SSAA)
  • Council of Outdoor Recreation Associations of New Zealand (CORANZ)
  • New Zealand Council of Licensed Firearms Owners
  • Department of Conservation