Monthly Archives: February 2021

Dig that Cicada Rhythm n Blues

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It’s that time of year when the Cicada makes their circadian debut (yep pun intended) following a 17-year internment buried deep underground. Cicada give us a brilliant insight into the health (or not) of a particular ecosystem. With many different … Continue reading

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Environment Canterbury Rates Increase Shocking

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by Dr Peter Trolove NZ Federation of Freshwater Anglers The New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers NZFFA is appalled that the largest and best resourced regional council in New Zealand should propose rate increases of 24% or 18% to meet … Continue reading

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The Conservation Legacy of USA’s John Muir

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by Stephen Fox  1981  Perhaps the most legendary woodsman in American history, John Muir (1838 – 1914) was a Scottish-born naturalist, an eccentric nature lover who would set out for the wilderness for days on end with only tea, oatmeal, and … Continue reading

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Canterbury’s Water Story is Not a Happy one

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by Dr Peter Trolove President NZ Federation Freshwater Anglers Introduction The following comments are the distillation of NZ media articles, relevant books and peer reviewed publications from New Zealand and North America, meeting attendances, attendance at Ecan water allocation hearings, … Continue reading

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Schubert’s Trout Quintet

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In the summer of 1819, 22-year-old Franz Schubert (1797-1828) and his friend were enjoying a walking tour in Upper Austria. Schubert found the environment “inconceivably beautiful” and it proved to be perhaps the happiest time of his short life. The summer … Continue reading

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Trout farming economically unviable and potentially disastrous to NZ

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News release    The New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers (NZFFA), a national trout and rivers advocacy body, states that trout farming would be of no nett economic benefit to New Zealand and could be disastrous to the country’s tourism-related … Continue reading

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Millionaire Corporate Dairy Farm Given Right to More Water than Auckland

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An exclusive Greenpeace investigation revealed that Wairakei Pastoral, a dairy company owned by a handful of millionaire rich-listers, has the right to take more water from the Waikato River than the whole of Auckland. In the middle of a drought, … Continue reading

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The Perch is a Valued Sporting Fish – not a Pest

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Opinion by Tony Orman Currently  Fisheries NZ has a discussion document open for public submissions, in which it is proposed to list perch as a “pest fish” –  contrary to the current legal status of perch as a “sporting fish.” Over … Continue reading

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Warning About “Alarming” South Canterbury Freshwater Fishery Decline

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A former Fish and Game NZ chairman and currently Central South Island Fish and Game councillor Matthew Hall has sounded a loud warning about the region’s fishery decline. The report came from Stuff February 6, 2021, written by journalist Mathew … Continue reading

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Why are the Polluters “Managing” our Freshwater?

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by Dr Peter Trolove President NZ Federation of Freshwater Anglers (NZFFA) In the US the Environmental Protection Agency EPA sets the limit for safe drinking water at 10mg/L NO3-N In New Zealand the maximum acceptable value for nitrate in drinking … Continue reading

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