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The Art of Influencing Crucial Decision Making

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Subtitle:-Influencing Policy/Proposals at Conception by Infiltration An opinion by Tony Orman – intended to promote discussion and political action April, 2022 Most advocacies and lobby groups seem to ignore getting involved around the table where policies are formulated. Policies are … Continue reading

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Public Access to Conservation Lands Under Threat?

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by John Porter This is an abridged version from Waikanae Watch site The public’s conservation estate is being readied for control by Maori radicals says John Porter writing for Waikanae Watch.  “The indicators are there for all to see,” he … 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. He wrote many editorials in NZDA’s magazine “NZ Wildlife”. In this editorial of Autumn 1973, he wrote of the relationship between politics … Continue reading

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Two Wildlife Books To Delight and Educate Kids

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Nature’s Alphabet – A New Zealand Nature Trail by Andrew Crowe, illustrated by Dave Gunson. Published by Bateman Books. Price $21.99. Reviewed by Tony Orman.   It’s more important than ever, in the continuing urbanisation of New Zealanders, to ensure … Continue reading

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Eroding the Rakaia River’s Lawful Protection Branded “Unacceptable”

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Special Report The protection status by way of the long-standing Water Conservation Order (WCO) for the Rakaia River is being eroded by efforts by Trustpower and Environment Canterbury says the New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers (NZFFA). Federation president Dr … Continue reading

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Outdoor Groups Urge a “New Look’ for DoC

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Special Report Some outdoor recreation-conservation groups are calling for a revision of the Department of Conservation priorities and targets following a recent National Radio interview with the department’s newly appointed director-general Penny Nelson. The new director general of DoC has … Continue reading

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Access- The Need for “Three Little Words” Languishes Due to Inertia

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by Tony Orman If you go trout fishing, a landowner is not permitted by law, to charge you a fee to go fishing.  It’s all to do with “The Section 23 principle,” as I term it. Section 23 is a … Continue reading

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Nitrate Contamination of Freshwater is not just about the risk of “blue baby” deaths

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by Dr Peter Trolove, President NZFFA New Zealanders deserve to be better informed about the risks to human and environmental health from increasing levels of nitrate pollution from New Zealand’s intensive farming systems Introduction New Zealand has been poorly served … Continue reading

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COME HELL OR HIGH water

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by Dylan Evans Introduction by Dr. Peter Trolove As president of the NZFFA I am thrilled to be given permission to post this article by Dylan Evans, a 2021 year 13 student at Rolleston College. Earlier this year Dylan contacted me … Continue reading

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An Engaging Book About a Great Polar Explorer

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Book Review “Shackleton” by Ranulph Fiennes, published by Michael Joseph (Penguin, Random House NZ) Price $38. Reviewed by Tony Orman Let me say at the outset, “Shackleton”- a biography on the great polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton – should appeal to … Continue reading

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