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Tony Orman and Black Tail Creek

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or perhaps Nothing Gained Without Effort   It had been a week of rain at home – every day! It did not really matter I thought as I drove toward Black Tail Creek. It had not been raining around that area … Continue reading

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All Gisborne / Wairoa rivers in high flood ( again ). bugger. Happy N / Year Sandy

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I know that the fishing was sh@#t on the ‘Tong last week! Two big floods before Xmas seemingly flushed all the fish back down into the lake: even right up past the winter limit Upper Reaches which I rafted with … Continue reading

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Unsustainable Water Management

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“The release of the LAWA monitoring reports for 1727 river and lake sites reveals a national disgrace 82% of monitored lowland lakes are in a poor or very poor condition Water quality in rivers and streams is likely to be … Continue reading

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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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