Organisation

Warren Petersen

Role:

President

Warren is a longstanding advocate for pig hunters and pig hunting. A sheep and beef farmer from North Taranaki, Warren farms a total of 2500 acres with his wife Karen. In addition to his role as President of the NZ Pig Hunting Association, Warren is also President of the Tainui Pig Hunting Club, and Tainui Search and Rescue, along with the Urenui Festival Organisation and Chairperson of the Tongaporutu Cemetery Committee A committed community man Warren has chaired the local primary school board of trustees and Centennial Committee.

Email:

president@nzpighunting.org.nz

Stephen Nicholas

Role:

Vice President

I live in the small township of Papa Aroha on the Coromandel Peninsula, My wife Robyn and I moved to Papa Aroha in 2004 following a career in dairy farming. Robyn and I have 5 adult sons between us who chose to remain in Taranaki; two of whom are keen and active hunters.
 
 Outside of my day job I am a passionate pig hunter and believe in community spirit which has lead me to become the current president of the Coromandel pig hunters club, with a keen interest in preserving the hunting rights of our current generation and also future generations through sustainability and setting a good example for those around me.
 
 My other hobbies include fishing and diving.

Grant Bunting

Role:

Secretary/Treasurer

Grant is the the Secretary for the New Zealand Pig Hunting Assn Inc.

As a keen recreational hunter Grant is committed to supporting the NZPHA in its advocacy role to maintain the rights of pig hunters both now and for generations to come. Grant was born in Southland and is based in mainland Canterbury.

"My family is typical of many inter-generational hunting families that enjoy the outdoors environment and the bounty it provides. We've long recognised the responsibility that comes with the privilege we have to hunt in New Zealand and I want my children's children to have that same understanding but also the same opportunities to hunt as I had."

Email:

admin@nzpighunting.org.nz.

Maurice Petersen

Role:

Committee Member

Maurice and wife Sandra farm 260ha at Parawera which is 20 km East of Te Awamutu, with my wife Sandra who is a registered nurse at Te Kuiti hospital. A family man with three daughters Maurice is an active member of the Rotorua Landrover 4x4 Club, Northern Districts Jet Boat Club, a committee member of the Tokoroa Pig Hunting Club since 2005 and also a Member of the Tainui Pig Hunting Club. Maurice has enjoyed hunting outings with each of his daughters and also gets a lot of pleasure out of breeding pups and seeing them grow into dogs that can find and stop their own pigs. Maurice is very passionate about my hunting and believes all hunters need to unite to have a common voice for our future hunting in NZ and this is why he is on the committee of the NZ Pig Hunting Association.

Geoff FitzGerald

Role:

Committee Member

Born in Te Awamutu 1950, attended Maihiihi Primary school and Otorohanga Colleague. Married to Johanna and have three sons all married, with seven grandchildren.

Dairy farm worker after leaving school, progressed to own dairy farms and presently own 430ha dry stock property at Wharepuhunga.

Keen on hunting, fishing and all outdoor recreation.

Community Involvement:

• Six years on the local school board of trustees.

• Chairman of local Scout Group. Warranted Scout Leader.

• Chairman combined schools agricultural group.

• Fourteen years president of Tokoroa Pig Hunting Club Inc.

• 1999 Management Assistant with a junior Rugby Development squad on a four week tour of South Africa and Zimbabwe.

• 2002 Negotiated a Disease Surveillance and Game Management Programme in the 156,000 Ha Kinleith Forrest owned by Carter Holt Harvey. This involved negotiating with Animal Health Board, Carter Holt Harvey and Neighbouring Land Owners. Tokoroa Club now has a 10 year contract to release up to 300 pigs per year into that forest.

• 2005 Invited by Minister of conservation to speak at a conservation summit in Wellington on ideas to improve the benefits and opportunities that could be made available to NZ Citizens on State Owned Land.

• 2007 Lead a successful challenge in the Environment Court between Tokoroa Pig Hunting Club and Environment Waikato. The court case was to get Feral Pigs and Deer removed off the noxious pest list and recognised as a recreational resource to be managed.

• 2008 Appointed by the Minister of Conservation to represent Pig Hunters on the five member Game Animal Establishment Committee.

• 2010 Balance Farm Environment Awards, We won the Environment and Habitat enhancement Award for our efforts in sustainable farming practices.

Zeke Parker

Role

Committee Member

Tainui Pig Hunting Club

Garry Ottman

Role:

Committee Member

Member of Game Animal Council. BSc in Zoology and 19 years working experience in all aspects of hunting and wild animal mgmt, conservation biology, policy formulation, and governance; range of NGO memberships relevant to game animals and hunting; currently involved in research projects on wapiti, tahr and whitetail deer; member of 3 govt committees and carried out 3 public consultation processes on the mgmt of game animals; current and extensive knowledge and experience of recreational and commercial hunting, deer farming, hunting-related tourism

James Corban

James Corban

Role:

Committee Member

James Corban. James lives on a five acre block in Karangahake Gorge between the Coromandel and the Kaimai Ranges with wife Jackie and son Nelson. Older son Jess has left home. James has been a hunter all his life and first got hooked on pig hunting almost 30 yrs ago. James is the vice president and an inaugural member of the Peninsula Pig Hunting Club as well as a member of the Tokoroa Pig Hunting Club. James has had a lot of good years of hunting.By volunteering some time and travel he hopes to be able to give something back in order for future generations to enjoy the sport of hunting. James believe's pig hunters need a political voiceas it is important for people to recognize that pig hunting is a way of life and is part of our culture and heritage.

Bill Westwood

Bill Westwood

Role:

Committee Member

Married to Janice with two grown up sons. Started pig hunting in 1990.

In April 2002 he wrote his first pig hunting article for the New Zealand Pig Hunter magazine since then he has been writing for the New Zealand Outdoor mag and is currently writing for the Hooked on Boars Mag.

• 2005 Started his own business, Mainland Boar Hunting Ltd.
• 2006 Released his first pig hunting DVD and have released another 3 since.
• 2007 Bill and his wife purchased a 135 acre block of land to set up as a facility for hunters to bring their dogs for some extra training.
• 2009 Started attending Ashburton Toastmasters of which he is currently the president.

Bill is the contact person for the ridgeline judging team in the South Island. His web site address is www.pighunt.co.nz

Steve McFall

Steve McFall

Role:

Committee Member

Steve, as Past President of the Te Kuiti Pig Hunting Club (2000 to 2004), now Life Member, has given considerable time to supporting Pig Hunting. Having also been involved in judging competitions since 2001 was a founding member of the Ridgeline Judging System. Steve was invited by the NZ government to represent pig hunters at a 1080 Hui in Kaikoura in 2005. After 20yrs managing dry stock farms, trustee and past President of the Oparau Station Trust; Steve and wife Marilyn are now directors of their own Septic Tank cleaning business. Steve was an inaugural member of the NZ Game Animal Council.

Terry Care

Role:

Committee Member

Terry is past president of Te Kuiti Pighunting Club and a good keen active hunter.

Campbell Chittick

Role:

Committee Member

Campbell was brought up on a sheep and beef farm in the 80s then worked in the freezing works for 6 years before driving for a local contractor in the Waikato and eventually starting his own contracting business. A keen pig hunter, Campbell is very passionate about the sport and his spare time is spent hunting, jet boating and 4 wheel driving.

Hamish Day

Role:

Committee

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Greg Deal

Role:

Committee

Greg has lived in Southland since 2000 after shifting from the Waikato. He owns and operates a 340 hectare self contained Dairy unit with a lifetime in hunting and affiliation in pighunting clubs. He has been a past member of the Coromandel, Whitianga and Tokaroa pig hunting clubs Greg represents the Southern pig hunting club and is the current vice president.

Todd Hewitt

Role:

Committee

Todd is a keen hunter and passionate about the sport. He enjoys being outdoors in his spare time. Todd is a member of the Peninsula Pig Hunting Club and the current secretary. He has come on to the New Zealand Pig Hunting Association to help keep this sport alive for our future hunters.