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Peter Trolove Responds to Big Irrigators

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Originally intended to be a comment attached to David Williams story here about noncompliance with the Rakaia NWCO, NZFFA Chairman Peter Trolove’s thoughts elevated to a full post. Thank goodness for the persistence and in depth analysis by Newsroom senior … Continue reading

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Big irrigator’s water takes ‘potentially non-compliant’

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Original posted at https://www.newsroom.co.nz/big-irrigators-water-takes-potentially-non-compliant Regional council ECan outlines the difficulty of monitoring Rakaia River consents, and how little it knows. David Williams reports Fresh analysis of irrigation takes from Canterbury’s Rakaia River appears to back the findings of a leaked … Continue reading

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Guy Trafford takes a critical looks at Mike Joy’s latest attack on the impact of dairying

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Original posting from interest.co.nz Guy Trafford takes a critical looks at Mike Joy’s latest attack on the impact of dairying on the Canterbury Plains’ groundwater resource – and finds it largely proven 4th Jun 22, 11:00am by Guy Trafford Image sourced from Shutterstock.com … Continue reading

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The real cost of dairy

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From the Otago Daily Times: During the past few decades we have wrought the most massive changes to New Zealand’s environment since fire was used to burn forests and clear land many centuries ago. Driven by the explosion in dairy … Continue reading

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Selwyn Nitrate Testing August 2020 to May 2022

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A New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers Project NZFFA Nitrate Testing The massive increase in the amount of irrigated farmland across Canterbury in recent decades has resulted in a comparable reduction in the region’s water quantity and quality from over … Continue reading

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SAFE demands code of welfare for farmed salmon

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From RNZ; An animal welfare group says millions of farmed salmon are dying due to a lack of regulation and cramped conditions. Photo: RNZ/Cosmo Kentish-Barnes SAFE has launched its ‘Forgotten Victims of Factory Farming’ campaign, demanding a code of welfare … Continue reading

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Toxic Algae – Freshwater

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Canterbury Regional Council (Ecan) signs warning of toxic algae at Coes Ford Introduction There are a number of toxic algae species associated with freshwater, brackish water, and sea water. Fish kills may occur in marine or freshwater environments either directly … Continue reading

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An Unhappy New Year!

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From the Land, Air Water, Aotearoa, LAWA website recreational water quality Canterbury. (Site visited 3rd January 2022) Caution Advised ASHBURTON RIVER off Boundary Road 65.7 km Issued: 08 Dec 2021 Caution Advised AVON-HEATHCOTE ESTUARY Mount Pleasant Yacht Club 149.8 km … Continue reading

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Well-deserved recognition for a life time of volunteer work and advocacy for the Rakaia River Fisheries

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Bill Southward was a popular recipient of the Ian McCrory trophy for the volunteer of the year award at the December Annual General Meeting of North Canterbury Fish & Game. In recognition of Bill’s outstanding life-long work NC F&G included … Continue reading

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Making Money out of nothing at All

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Trustpower’s unlawful budgeting of Lake Coleridge’s “stored water” Canterbury anglers have seen a collapse of both the recreational and native fisheries in the lower Rakaia River since the Rakaia River National Water Conservation Order 1988 (RWCO) was amended in 2013. … Continue reading

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