Monthly Archives: June 2020

Petition to Save Southland’s Waiau Riuver

https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/121937082/rivercare-group-fight-to-save-river-in-losing-battle-against-government

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NZFFA Watching Closely Fish and Game Governance Review

by Dr Peter Trolove, President NZ Federation Freshwater Anglers The New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers will be watching with a keen and alert interest the targeted ministerial review of Fish and Game New Zealand and regional Fish and Game …

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National on Fish and Game Review

National’s conservation spokesperson Jacqui Dean says the review into Fish & Game needs to ensure the organisation’s focus returns to working in the best interests of anglers and hunters. “Over recent years, there has been tension between Fish & Game …

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A Case for Reform of ‘Fish and Game’?

Opinion Piece by Rex N. Gibson The Current Status. New Zealand Fish and Game has operated to serve the interests of freshwater sports-fish anglers and game bird shooters, in its present form, since 1990. It replaced a national network of …

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Fish and Game Review Details Announced

Fish & Game New Zealand has welcomed the review announced by the Conservation Minister Eugnie Sage, says New Zealand Fish and Game Council Chair Paul Shortis. “The Minister of Conservation has announced an independent review of Fish and Game, and …

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Government’s Fraudulent Water Reforms Fail Public Pass Mark

The Government’s long anticipated action plan for healthy waterways, released on 28 May 2020, failed to deal with the deteriorated state the public’s rivers and streams and general water resource says the New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers. Federation president …

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Chlorine Highly Toxic to Trout

By Tony Orman Minute quantities of ‘free chlorine residuals’ are poisonous to trout and aquatic life and it is unsafe to discharge chlorinated water into a river at any concentration says a study done 40 years ago. The study was done in 1971 and entitled …

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Freshwater reforms and politicians promises

              Message from the Ministers “Freshwater management is complex and challenging. There is no easy fix, because it sometimes takes many years for the pollution already in our land and water to dissipate. But we’re not going to keep …

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Nothing Wrong With Fish and Game?

Opinion:- There is nothing  wrong with the existing Fish & Game structure, and no valid reason for radical change, writes Dave Witherow. Recent reports of trouble within Fish & Game conform to a standard script which surfaces about once every …

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