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Fish and Game “Admin” Load Failing Publics’ Rivers

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Special Report A recently retired Central South Island Fish and Game councillor Matthew Hall has warned of the cunning and deepenng crisis with the public’s waterways. His retirement had an underlying feeling of disappointment that Fish and Game had become … Continue reading

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Eyes Opened About Propaganda and Spin

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Book Review “The Predatory Delay Diaries” by Terrence Loomis, published by Prismaprint, Blenheim. Price $25 plus postage. Available from http://www.terrenceloomis.ac.nz/latest-publication.html or by e mail to <loomistm@yahoo.com> Reviewed by Tony Orman I’m not a climate change proponent or a denier for the simple reason … Continue reading

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Politicians Conveniently Ignore Last Sunday’s World Rivers Day

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Press Release The New Zealand government and political parties have been taken to task by a New Zealand outdoor recreation advocacy for seemingly ignoring the significance of Sunday (26 September) as World Rivers Day. The Council of Outdoor Recreation Associations … Continue reading

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Yesterday’s World Rivers’ Day is NZ’s Rivers Shame Day.

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Press release September 27, 2021 World Rivers Day designated for Sunday 26 September, should be renamed ‘Rivers’ Shame Day’  according to the New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers. Federation secretary David Haynes of Nelson, said in New Zealand, politicians, regional councils, so-called expert witnesses, independent hearing … Continue reading

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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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