Monthly Archives: April 2021

Fish and Game Review Proposals Undemocratic

This gallery contains 1 photo.

Hunters and fishers would largely be deprived from participation and management of their sports body, NZ Fish and Game, if recommendations contained in a recently released Government-instigated review of their organisation are adopted, states the New Zealand Federation of Freshwater … Continue reading

More Galleries | 17 Comments

Clarification of NZFFA – F&G Position

This gallery contains 1 photo.

The NZFFA December 2020 and January and March 2021 newsletters published certain allegations and comments that stated or implied inappropriate actions on the part of the Fish and Game New Zealand Council and its officer holders.Although it is an objective … Continue reading

More Galleries | 6 Comments

The Canterbury Regional Council’s Freshwater Legacy.

This gallery contains 46 photos.

A Pictorial Essay When the Key government sat down with its MAF advisors in 2009 to double New Zealand’s GDP through ramping up irrigated dairy farming in Canterbury, it passed the Environment Canterbury Temporary Commissioners and Improved Water Management (Irrigation) … Continue reading

More Galleries | 6 Comments

Fish Deaths from Lethal Spray in Canterbury

This gallery contains 2 photos.

An estimated 600 to 1000 fish died as a result of a lethal spray being tipped into a Canterbury waterway, including common bullies, native kōkopu, brown trout, and koura or freshwater crayfish says an article in “The Press”. A year ago … Continue reading

More Galleries | 4 Comments

Letter calling for urgent review of South Canterbury rivers rejected

This gallery contains 2 photos.

From Timaru Herald: Supplied Otop members Elizabeth McKenzie, Dr Phil Driver and Tom O’Connor say the Pareora River (above) has been “over-allocated.” An attempt to urge Environment Canterbury (ECan) to undertake an urgent review of South Canterbury rivers has been … Continue reading

More Galleries | 1 Comment

Flow-on effect ‘Modest’ improvement to water quality from plan change

This gallery contains 1 photo.

Courtesy of Fuseworks: Horizons Regional Council has adopted recommendations that will allow some intensive farming operations to apply for resource consent – after a gap of three years. At its strategy and policy meeting on Tuesday, councillors adopted the recommendations … Continue reading

More Galleries | 2 Comments

Joni Mitchell Was Right

This gallery contains 3 photos.

Don’t it always seem to go That you don’t know what you’ve got Till it’s gone                                    Joni Mitchell Big Yellow Taxi   Recently dead vegetation – North Rakaia River April 2021         Going, going, gone!   1.      … Continue reading

More Galleries | Leave a comment

Why are we subsidising harm?

This gallery contains 2 photos.

Guest opinion by Dr Mike Joy  The school strikes for the climate are not a fad and they’re not going away. They should be a wake-up. The kids are telling us they have had enough, that we “grown-ups” aren’t grown-up … Continue reading

More Galleries | 1 Comment

Government Needs to Come Clean on Foreign Buy-ups of NZ

This gallery contains 2 photos.

The current government needs to instigate far stricter controls on foreigners buying up New Zealand’s countryside says the Council of Outdoor Recreation Associations as well as keeping the New Zealand public informed of the extent of outsiders buying up the … Continue reading

More Galleries | 6 Comments

Reprinted From 20 Years Ago – 2001

This gallery contains 21 photos.

The more things change, the more they stay the same New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers, (Inc.) February 2001 The Case Against the Importation of Trout Flesh into New Zealand Index: Introduction Issues of Sovereignty Issues of Biosecurity Issues of … Continue reading

More Galleries | 1 Comment