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Posted : Sunday, 29 May 2016 4:39:22 PM(UTC)

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Hi everybody !

I'm French and 27 years old. I'm in New Zealand since one week, and I will stay here for one year with my WHV visa.

I'm passionate about detection for 4 years ago. In France, I detected with my DEUS XP detector (a verry good machine !) but I didn't keep it with me for my travel with the plane... So I would like to buy a other metal detector here, a Minelab Sovereign I think, but I don't find shop for this in New-Zealand... Do you know where it's possible for me to buy it ? (I'm in Auckland for the moment).
I want to detect especially on the beach and in the forest or field.

In France, the legislation about detection is very strict (...). Well I'm thinking about the law in New-Zealand about this activity. Have you some advices about this for me ? Thank you !

I'm impatient to detect in this country in the middle of those beautiful countrysides :D

Cheers !

Posted : Sunday, 29 May 2016 7:06:18 PM(UTC)

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Detectnz in Auckland can help you out with a sovereign. You can detect most places if you have landowner permission.
And now....On sandy beaches and muddy soil, rings and coins await my coil!
Posted : Sunday, 29 May 2016 8:36:07 PM(UTC)

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Welcome to NZ... and only 170-odd years of metal history! Anything pre-1900 is doing well.

You do need to be aware that not all parks etc are available for detecting. With such a short colonial history, many areas are off-limits as being historic reserves.
You can check any intended hunting sites here:

Most public beaches are okay, and pretty much any bush (taking the above list into consideration)

Fill the holes, and I hope you strike Gold :)

Posted : Saturday, 20 August 2016 7:23:27 PM(UTC)

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Detectnz also has a facebook page to connect you with some of the detecting neighbourhood.
Cheers, Ian
CTX 3030, Deteknix Wader Pointer
Gold rings: 6