Hunting and Fishing

Central Helicopters 2014 Limited is based in the Eastern Bay of Plenty & Taupo Region

Shuffled in amongst the mighty Motu, Raukumara, Waioeka, Te Urutawa and Te Urewera Ranges in the Bay of Plenty Region & Whirinaki, Ureweras(Waiau), Kawekas, Kaimanawa and Pureora Conservation areas in the Taupo Region where hunting and fishing is plentiful. We have the knowledge and aircraft to get you into these incredible pristine mountainous remote areas to hunt the big stags, hook the fish and chase the pigs.

Hunting Permits

Each person within a hunting party must have a separate permit, whether hunting with a firearm, bow or knife. Permits cannot be transferred to, or be used by anyone else.

To go hunting on public conservation land you need a DOC hunting permit obtained either online, through the local DOC office or we are more than happy to help here at CHL2014. For hunting in Te Urewera you need to go to the Tuhoe website to obtain your permit  online.

All prices quoted by Central Helicopters include "DOC"charges of $15 plus gst per person for helicopter access to all public landing sites.

Your dogs MUST have a current Kiwi Aversion Training Certificate.

Hunter Personal Safety - Epirb and Irridium Satellite Phones

CHL 2014 strongly suggests that hunters bring into the bush a personal locator such as an EPIRB or Iridium Satellite Phone in case of an emergency. These can be purchased at outdoor shops and online. Personal Locator Beacons can also be hired at the local Opotiki i-SITE Visitor centre, 70 Bridge Street, Opotiki. Phone (07) 315-3031.

Kiwi Aversion Training For Dogs

Dogs pose a serious threat to the survival of Kiwi. By having your dog Kiwi aversion trained, you can reduce the risk of your dog killing Kiwi.

Hunters who hunt on land administered by the Department of Conservation must have a current Kiwi Aversion Training Certificate to obtain a hunting permit.

Even if your dog is Kiwi Aversion Trained, you cannot take the dog into Kiwi Zones. Dogs are NOT allowed in Kiwi Zones.