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Letter calling for urgent review of South Canterbury rivers rejected

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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

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

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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

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Joni Mitchell Was Right

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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

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

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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

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Fish are suffering on an industry-wide scale, scathing Scottish salmon farm investigation reveals

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An undercover investigation of the Scottish salmon industry and its accompanying report recently released reveal suffering, breaches of Scottish animal welfare law and shocking mortality rates. It uncovers the grim reality for many fish raised in sea cages to produce … Continue reading

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More on the Failed QMS Fisheries “System”

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by Mark Feldman Printed by courtesy “NZ Fishing News” The previous article I listed a few of the initial defects of the QMS. Now I’ll look at some examples of how the system has failed us since it’s inception and … Continue reading

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One Plan continues to cause problems years after its inception

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As reported in the media, (Oct 9th, 2020) farmers, scientists, council staff and others are currently gathered in Palmerston North for the best part of two weeks to debate proposed changes to the One Plan. The One Plan is Horizons … Continue reading

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JUST HOW FAMILIAR ARE POLITICAL PARTIES WITH TROUT AND DUCKS?

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In the annual Fish & Game Magazine, issued free to all licence holders, political parties were polled on their policies in respect of fishing and duck hunting.  Fish & Game asked two questions: 1.       Whether political parties support the need … Continue reading

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NZFFA Freshwater Policy

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 NZFFA Freshwater Policy  A Litany of Broken Government Promises Freshwater is the life blood of our planet.  Without clean water our ecosystem, economy and society would be functionally extinct.  Despite numerous reports over the last two decades on the declining … Continue reading

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Is Fish and Game’s National Council asleep?

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In early August Martin Taylor’s weekly epistle from the mount contained the innocuous statement: “Hi Everybody  – Trout Farming Petition The Primary Production select committee considering the petition of Clive Edward Barker seeking legislative change to allow the commercial farming … Continue reading

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