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Has Ecan Overplayed its Hand?

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Environment Canterbury clarifies its role in the Rakaia Water Conservation Order   ECan Media Release, Nov 14 2023 Opinion piece by Dr Peter Trolove Executive Member New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers “Oh what a tangled web we weave / … Continue reading

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Canterbury Rivers Nitrate Testing August 2023

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The latest testing figures conducted by NZFFA past president Dr Peter Trolove do not make for the most pleasant bed-time reading. The full spreadsheet can be downloaded from https://nzffa.com/downloads/resources/2023_NO3.xlsx

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A Court Case of National Significance

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Dear Secretary We are seeking financial help from every freshwater angler in the country to fight for our Water Conservation Orders. Environment Court for the Rakaia River WCO Declaration Proceedings – ENV-2023-CHC-7. On 15 February 2023 Christchurch Regional Council, (more … Continue reading

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Latest NZFFA Poll Results – Interesting – 63% Undecided

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So, NZFFA members have a differnt set of beliefs than our MSM polsters would have you believe. We show Undecided voters sitting on 63%, with National only gaining 12% and Act at 25%. Looks like many of our members prefer … Continue reading

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Survey Results for June 2023

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Results for the last week of June are in, and whilst only a modest amount of entrants so far, the results are nonetheless fascinating. Help us by completing the survey here You can easily participate by completing the very short … Continue reading

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Healing the Pains of Cancer, Depression Through Fly Fishing

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Elevated from a comment BY HAZEL ATKINS TIMEJUNE 14, 2023 PRINT “The river runs through my veins,” said Katie Cahn, self-taught fly fishing expert and active volunteer for Casting for Recovery, a nonprofit organization providing outdoor retreats to women with … Continue reading

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Book Review:- Book on “Rediscovered” Takahe

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Book review “Takahe – Bird of Dreams” by Alison Balance, published by Potion and Burton. Price $59.99. Reviewed by Tony Orman Zoologist Alison Ballance and Nelson-based publishers Potton and Burton have produced a very impressive book about the colourful takahe, … Continue reading

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A determined advocate can make a difference

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I have recently read Alexandra Morton’s book recording her battle against industrial salmon farming in British Columbia. Her journey begins as an idealistic budding whale biologist who relocated to the Broughton Archipelago on Queen Charlotte Strait on the sheltered side … Continue reading

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New Incentives for You to Participate

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As well as all our usual posts for your delight and delectation, we are now launching two new incentives to invite member participation. First, a Bulletin Board is now available at https://nzffa.com/bb/ and whilst bulletin boards might be a tad … Continue reading

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The Removal/Omission of the protection of Trout and Salmon from the Natural and Built Environment Bill.

Opinion piece by;Dr Peter TrolovePresidentNZFFA The Removal/Omission of the protection of Trout and Salmon from the Natural and Built Environment Bill. Fish and Game are belatedly mounting a campaign to have the protection of the habitat of trout and salmon … Continue reading

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