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A Stream with no Trout

After a 2019 trip to North Queensland I was reminded of Slim Dusty’s 1957 classic Aussie song, “A Pub With No Beer”. It was based on a poem written back in 1944 by a local (Dan Sheahan) from Ingham; near … Continue reading

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NZFFA To Eugene Sage – Expiry of Customs Import Prohibition (Trout) Order 2018

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The Honourable Eugenie SageMinister of ConservationPrivate Bag 18888Parliament BuildingsWellington 6160 2 September 2020 Expiry of Customs Import Prohibition (Trout) Order 2018 Established in 1974, the NZFFA is an affiliation of fifty angling clubs and over five hundred individual members. The … Continue reading

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Sharron Murdoch Nails It

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From Stuff: Sharon Murdoch has worked as a “pooper-scooper” at dog shows; spent seasons hay-baling, steam-cleaning railway wagons, and did one memorable stint in bottling factory where she got herself stuck in a conveyor belt.  Besides political cartoons she also … Continue reading

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Has Fish & Game’s National Council Lost the Plot?

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An opinion piece. By Piscator 44. In recent weeks licence holders and many councillors have been left bemused, confused, astounded, and often angered by the incredulous actions of their National Council. Regulations Booklets First there was the issue of the … Continue reading

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The RMA is Bad, But Enforcement is Far, Far Worse

Opinion by Andi Cockroft Whilst many would agree that the RMA has grown and evolved over many iterations into the hopeless article it is now, what compounds the problem is the ramshackle enforcement by agencies tasked with enforcing it. Whether … Continue reading

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Selwyn Water Pollution continued

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Returning from a trip to Christchurch I elected to sample a series of flowing drains/springs in the Springston to Selwyn area covering the length of Chamberlains Road (5) plus the Selwyn River at Chamberlain’s Ford and a tap at the … Continue reading

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

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

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The Federation gives notice of its 2020 AGM

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The New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers Inc. This meeting will be held at the Cotswold Pre-School hall at 37 Colesbury Street, Bishopdale, Christchurch, on Saturday 18 July from 9 am to 5 pm. The meeting will receive: The Annual … Continue reading

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Call for nominations for the Executive of NZFFA 2020-2021

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Call for nominations for the Executive of NZFFA 2020-2021 The NZFFA represents freshwater angling clubs across New Zealand and also has around 500 individual members. It is an important lobby group for the interests of freshwater anglers, and their clubs, … Continue reading

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Who Cares if Government Amends RMA to Exclude Consultation?

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A very personal opinion by Andi Cockroft Environment Minister David Parker wants to fast track important project consents by excluding public input. If the Government goes ahead with this threat to remove public consultation from the RMA process surrounding major … Continue reading

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