Monthly Archives: November 2023

Wonderful Book by Artist/Writer on Tongariro National Park

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Book Review: “Tongariro National Park – An artist’s field guide” by Desmond Bovey, published by Potton and Burton, price $39.99 Reviewed by Tony Orman     If you’re travelling the Desert Road from Waiouru to Turangi, intent on the journey and … Continue reading

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Has Ecan Overplayed its Hand?

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Environment Canterbury clarifies its role in the Rakaia Water Conservation Order   ECan Media Release, Nov 14 2023 Opinion piece by Dr Peter Trolove Executive Member New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers “Oh what a tangled web we weave / … Continue reading

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Thoughts on UK Pollution and Invertebrate Nymph Numbers

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From Fishing Breaks (UK) By Simon Cooper E mail to subscribe The recent publication of a paper with the headline ‘Significant improvement in freshwater invertebrate biodiversity in all types of English rivers over the past 30 years’ in the scientific journal Science of … Continue reading

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The Glyphosate Story – a story of corporate fraud, political abuse and lost trust

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by Dr Peter Trolove North Rakaia River bed one month after an Ecan aerial/helicopter glyphosate application – ecocide! Introduction At the same time as the New Zealand Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) appears to be reluctantly inching its way to deciding … Continue reading

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A Good Way by Reading of Encouraging Kids Outdoor Awareness

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Reviews by Tony Orman With urbanisation and a number of other influences such as sub-standard tv reality programmes etc., youngsters can grow up distracted and unappreciative , even insensitive and unaware, of the countryside, outdoors and the natural world. So … Continue reading

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