Starting off, Advice

Hi guys. Just looking at starting off.
Been watching The Curse of Oak Island and Metal Detecting looks like it can be quite fun.
Any advice on how to start off?
Do I need any permits to go detecting on Beaches/Parks etc?
Are there guidelines? I do take it if you find some jewellery on a beach/park that looks recently lost you should try to find the rightful owner. DO you just take it to the police station? Or maybe put a post up in local community Facebook group?
Or are you free to claim/sell hock off

Any groups in the Auckland/North Shore area?

Welcome aboard! As far as I’m aware you don’t need permits. I think it might be illegal to dig up artifacts around historic sites?

Research how to dig a good pug hole that you can replace without leaving a mess and you should be fine.