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    North Island vs. South Island

    Hunting NZ seems to be possible on two islands. Is there a diffrence in climate, rain, temperature, etc.... between the Islands? Is there a need for diffrent equipment between the two islands, raingear, boots, cold weather clothing, ....... If I am not wrong you have fall in march, april, may?
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    Rain gear for the west of the south island!
    NZ is all "temperate" but obviously colder in the south and warmer in the north.
    North has Sika Rusa Sambar that are not in the south. South has wapiti(elk) Chamois Thar that are not in the north.
    South island also has the friendly people and awesome scenery .
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    HS as much as it pains me to say this (because I am a North Islander) the South Island is the place to go if you are limited for time and want to have a really good look at New Zealand. Yes march is the beginning of Autumn here so the red deer roar is primarily middle of March to middle of April. If you have the time when you are over then hunting in the North Island is also recommended as there are target species that are not available in the South Island as VC has said. It pays to be prepared for a cold wet snap where ever you go as our weather is considerably changeable.
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    The south is where is at IMHO. Although scenery wise (maybe it's jsut cos my heart is vestest in it), Ruapehu is a must-see I reckon.
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    SI = less people, more dramatic scenery.

    To put the rainfall in perspective, west coast of SI gets up to 7000mm (yes ! 7m per year), lower NI in comparison is about 1500mm

    NZ bush is not to be taken lightly. Steep, muddy, cold, wet, lots of river crossings... Bloody fantastic, but be prepared

    Fall and Spring are relatively short seasons (50 degrees S). May probably seen as early Winter already, having said that ski areas in SI only tend to open mid to late June onwards.

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    I used to work for a car rental company and drive customers back to the airport. They looked at the population split of both islands and spent 2/3 of the time in the North and then 1/3 in the south when planning the holiday. Pretty much without exception they remarked that they split the time the wrong way round. So I've heard we have a North Island and one of these days I might have to have a look around it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gadgetman View Post
    So I've heard we have a North Island and one of these days I might have to have a look around it.
    Don't forget that South Islanders need a visa GM and the qualifying criteria are quite stringent. HS, no visa required for foreign internationals so you will be right. Ooops this could be very misleading to someone that doesn't know me for the piss taker that I am.
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    Do both!!!! be greedy....just watchn out when you go south for the unarmed hunters that frequent the hutts!

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    Does New Zealand have a ''North Island'' as well ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aoraki Guided Hunts View Post
    Does New Zealand have a ''North Island'' as well ?

    Yep! They release endangered birds and fruitloops on it.
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    its the fruitloops releasing the birds:na id go south simply because i live in the north island.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    Yep! They release endangered birds and fruitloops on it.
    Very very good - Hmmm. Me speech less . . .
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    As a side was looking over some very good condition mineral maps printed on canvas the other day, the main land was still called "the middle island" 1860 I think they were printed
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    that would make the north the "top Island" ????

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    Or "that other one"
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