Monthly Archives: July 2020

Canterbury’s Water Pollution – The Politician’s Roll of Shame

An Opinion by Dr Peter Trolove Recent stories from Wellington suggest politicians enter parliament for gratuitous sex or to increase their personal wealth by facilitating immigration &/or the sale of New Zealand to overseas investors. While that may be true …

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Government, Central and Local Fail on Rivers Rescue – NZFFA

Central and local government had failed to come to the rescue of the public’s rivers, the recent annual general meeting of the NZ Federation of Freshwater Anglers was told. In his annual report president Dr Peter Trolove said promises by …

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Selwyn River (A Lost River) – A Power Point Presentation

Slides from a recent Power Point presentation by Alan Strong to the NZFFA AGM

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Will Water Be Sold to the Highest Bidder?

Tony Orman looks at tradable water rights which has created a nightmare for farmers and growers in Australia and finds an uncertain murky situation in New Zealand On November 18, 2019, “The Australian” arguably Australia’s most astute and credible newspaper …

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Carbon Trading is a Rort

OPINION:- by Anne Salmond The farmers are right. As the price of carbon rises, the settings in the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) will make it more profitable to plant pine trees than to grow food (or native forests) in many …

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Ted Trueblood’s Wise Advice

by Tony Orman Ted Trueblood was a marvellous writer in the USA’s “Field and Stream” magazines. As a teenager I read every article of his I came across. He made his living by doing three things:-hunting, fishing, and writing about …

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Choose wisely: A cycle or a McDonalds?

Sanjay Thakrar, CEO at Euro Exim Banlc Ltd. got economists thinking when he said: “A cyclist is a disaster for a country’s economy. He does not buy a car and does not take a car loan. Does not buy car …

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The 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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Riparian Strips – No Solution

In 2017 Wairarapa conservationist and trout fisherman the late Bill Benfield wrote a book  titled “Water Quality and Ownership” in which he said the much vaunted riparian strips failed to deal with the big real problem.  “The fad of fencing …

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On Apathy, Critics and and Vigilance

Opinion by Tony Orman Greek philosopher Plato once observed, “The price of apathy is to be ruled by evil men.” Take “evil” in the broader sense. You might use “corrupt”, “arrogant” or some other adjective. You might even use the …

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