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The end of March saw the release of new movie Hunt for the Wilderpeople based on the book Wild Pork and Watercress by iconic Kiwi Barry Crump.

It’s the fourth film directed by Taika Waititi to premiere at Sundance Festival – after Eagle Vs Shark, Boy and What We Do In The Shadows, which all won critical acclaim. Taika is also taking on directorial duties for the next Thor film, Thor: Ragnarok due for release in July 2017.

The film stars Sam Neill, Julian Dennison and Rachel House in a plot based around a national manhunt after a rebellious kid and his foster uncle go missing in the wild New Zealand bush.

It’s the ideal film to excite international film producers about New Zealand’s spectacular film locations, and to entice visitors to New Zealand interested in hunting or fishing in our great outdoors!

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Hunting in the wilderness of New Zealand – red stags, sika, fallow, ducks

About Barry Crump

Barry Crump (1935-1996) was a New Zealand author who penned many novels capitalising on his appeal as an outdoors, blokey man. He worked for many years as a government deer culler and wrote a book A Good Keen Man (1960) based on his experiences which was a popular novel in New Zealand.

To mark the ‘Roar’ hunting season in New Zealand and appeal to all outdoors enthusiasts, Black Label have some fantastic packages available so you can get up close with the New Zealand bushland, rivers, forests and hinterland:

Pre-Season Open Shoot Day

Start your season off by firing the latest Miroku, Browning and Perazzi shotguns and sharpen your skills before heading to the maimai. The Kauri Bay Boomrock Bunkers will thrill you with the simulated Duck, driven Pheasant and Grouse fields.

Taking place on Friday 22 April from 10am-5pm is a Half Day Shoot and Lunch that includes morning tea, 75 sporting clays, 3 flurries of 50 targets, lunch at The Bunkers, 2 glasses of fine NZ wine or beer, and prizes for winning syndicate.

Duck Shooters Open Day

Saturday 23 April from 1pm-9pm is a Half Day Shoot and Game Menu that includes 6 flurries of 50 targets, afternoon tea, 3 course game menu at The Lodge, 4 glasses of fine NZ wine or beer, and return coach transport to/from Hobson Street in Auckland City.

**Both packages include clays, cartridges and guns (or bring your own).

**Get your team of 5 together and book today – reservations are essential as places are limited. Contact Tania via email tania@blacklabelexperience.com to book your team of 5 today.

The Bunkers at Kauri Bay Boomrock are set in a natural wetlands location

The Bunkers at Kauri Bay Boomrock are set in a natural wetlands location

Optional add-ons for Open Days:

  • Helicopter transfers or luxury chauffeured vehicle transfers
  • Boutique accommodation in Auckland City or on Waiheke Island

Extended packages:

  • Half day helicopter hunt or fish (fresh or salt water)  – Please enquire for locations
  • Overnight helicopter hunt or fish (fresh or salt water) experience including hunting lodge accommodation, guides, catering – Please enquire for locations
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Hunting packages New Zealand via blacklabelexperience.com

  • Scenic helicopter flights over remote terrain – Please enquire for locations
  • Rental of Hunting/Fishing Equipment including rifles, scopes
Red stags, New Zealand

Red stags, New Zealand

For customised hunting and fishing packages, contact Tania via email tania@blacklabelexperience.com to discuss your needs.