Who are NZ Firearms & Hunter Education?

Alex Gale  (B Com, BD)

Alex has been hunting for over 50 years, commercially and recreationally.

  • Author of five published books on hunting, including ‘The New Zealand Deer Hunter’s Handbook’
  • Co-producer of the DVD, ‘The How To of Deer Hunting in NZ’, partly sponsored by NZ Police and the Department of Conservation. The DVD is now used in the NZDA HUNTS course.
  • Hunting guide for several years specialising in hunter training.
  • Mountain Safety firearms instructor.
  • Member of NZDA for approximately 25 years, a qualified range officer and was responsible for leading the 2014 & 2016 North Canterbury NZDA HUNTERS course.
Tim Gale

2012 – 2013 University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria.
Postgraduate Diploma in Resource Studies
2009 – 2011  Lincoln University, Canterbury, New Zealand.
Bachelor of Environmental Management & Planning
CUSTOMER SERVICE & SALES: Ballinger’s Hunting & Fishing New Zealand 2009 – 2013
PROFESSIONAL HUNTER: Wild Animal Control New Zealand Ltd. 2006 – 2008

  • Biosecurity Threat Operations                 Ÿ
  • Operational Work Plans
  • Helicopter & GPS Tracking                         Ÿ
  • Remote Location Conditions

ACHIEVEMENTS: Gained practical experience in biosecurity operations, project planning and team management whilst contributing to ecosystem health.

SALES & SERVICE: The Fly & Gun Hunting & Fishing New Zealand. 2000-2004

  • Assistant Manager                                         Ÿ
  • Customer Service & Merchandise Orders


  • Co-authored “A Passion For Hunting” published by The Halcyon Press 2012.
  • Contributing magazine editor – New Zealand Rod & Rifle Magazine.
  • Co-produced the highly acclaimed and successful educational and instructional DVD ‘The ‘How To’ of Deer Hunting in New Zealand’
Our Mission:

Our mission is to make NZ hunters and shooters the best educated and the safest in the world, and to inspire and assist hunters to play a greater part in responsible game management, research and conservation.

Our Beliefs:

As committed followers of Jesus Christ, we believe the following:

  • God is our Creator and we are ultimately responsible to Him.
  • This beautiful creation is His gift for us to enjoy and care for.
  • People are unique and special – that is why safety is important.
  • Our attitudes and actions toward other people are to reflect God’s love for us.
  • Because our Creator gives in abundance to us it is our desire to give to conservation, research and education.
Original Website & Graphic Design:
Janet Lindstrom

Studio Blue NZ Ltd.

With a background in design Janet recently moved into the field of web design and its associated areas. In partnership with Mega Services NZ Ltd she was able to offer a complimentary web design, graphic design and marketing service to clients who came to them for Franchise development. In 2013 she formed a new company, Studio Blue NZ Ltd, where the focus has been on offering an affordable and up to the minute website design, SEO and online marketing service for small to medium size businesses. Using propriety software allows them to offer the latest features and functionality at an affordable price. Currently working on a Diploma in Computer Graphic Design, she can offer a range of options to suit many different types of client.

Ph: 021 386 585  E: info@studioblue.co.nz W: www.studioblue.co.nz

The website is now managed by Meta Digital – contact Norm: 0293667739

Graphic design being updated by Deb Pankhurst from www.clockwise.co.nz