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Guide to Growing Vegetables to Complement your Fish and Game

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Book Review. “The Edible Backyard” by Kath Irvine. Published by Godwit (soft cover) Price $50. Reviewed by Tony Orman I’ve never quite worked out why more outdoor chaps don’t get into vegetable gardening at home. It’s sort of back to nature, it’s organic-free like the game or fish you bring … Continue reading

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My Deer Woods and Trout Streams Are Getting Crowded

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Opinion by Tony Orman All anglers who fish the Clinton and Worsley rivers must obtain a backcountry endorsement. Only Adult Whole Season, Family, Loyal Senior, Non-resident Whole Season and Local Area licence holders are eligible for a Backcountry endorsement. The concept is … Continue reading

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Trout and Rivers Advocacy Urges Rural NZ to Test Water Supplies

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All rural households that rely on their own water supplies should get them tested for nitrate levels if that water flows through agricultural land says NZ Federation of Freshwater Anglers (NZFFA) spokesman Steve Gerard of Rakaia Gorge. His call came following nitrate … Continue reading

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Draconian Fish and Game Restructure Proposals Shelved

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(special report) Proposals to radically restructure Fish and Game, which administer and manage trout and salmon fishing and duck and game bird shooting, have been shelved according to a letter from Conservation Minister Kiri Allan sent to the New Zealand … Continue reading

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Spectators Never Win in Political Decision-making

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Opinion by Charles Baycroft There are two ways to regard government:- 1. “The Government”, which is what most people talk about when often saying “The Government Should or Should not ———“ You hear most people talking about this all the time because … Continue reading

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Time to Repair Damage Done to Nature

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Abridged from “Newsroom” The time for exploiting nature is over and we need to focus on putting things right, writes Rod Oram in a recent “Newsroom “column. He had just attended the annual conference of the Environmental Defence Society, which … Continue reading

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Kahawai and Estuary Trout Love Whitebait

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by Tony Orman Whitebait in couple of months, will be coming into river mouths and running up river to spawn. Predatory fish such as kahawai often home in on the whitebait shoals. So too do trout and, of course, humans … Continue reading

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A Tip for Late Winter/Spring Trout

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by “ Matuka” I always look sideways at fly fishers who say “I don’t care if I catch any fish or not, it’s just nice to get out there.” Sure it is. But then if you think that way why … Continue reading

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Rifle, Rod and Gun Public Have Lost To “Omnipotent Moral Busybodies”

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Opinion by Dr. Charlie Baycroft and Tony Orman Born in Belfast, Ireland, Clive Staples Lewis (1898–1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most influential writers of his day. He held academic positions in … Continue reading

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Politics and the Environment – Cause and Effect

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Opinion by John B Henderson    The late John B Henderson was national president of the NZ Deerstalkers Association, a very competent trout fly fisherman. and saltwater angler  He wrote many editorials in NZDA’s magazine “NZ Wildlife”. In this editorial of Autumn 1973, he … Continue reading

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