The Committee continued to hear submissions on the Game Animal Council Bill. 

  • Waikato Regional Council is concerned that establishment of the Game Animal Council could compromise the Regional Council's ability to protect and enhance biodiversity, that the Bill lacks important definitions, and that the Bill wrongly focuses on the ongoing breeding status of herds of special interest rather than the public conservation estate. 
  • Federated Mountain Clubs of New Zealand submitted the Bill may be detrimental for the ordinary Kiwi hunter because the Bill is funded through a levy on trophy animal heads. 

Brian Boyle (Chief Executive of the Game Animal Council NSW) submitted that the Bill falls short in providing the required paradigm and policy shift in the way game animals are managed and accordingly the Game Animal Council should be a statutory authority rather than advisory committee.