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NZFFA Survey – Interim Results

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The NZFFA survey is still ongoing, and results to date are presented graphically below. These results carry a 95% Confidence Level with ±4% Margin for Error. To complete the survey if you haven’t already done so, your input can still … Continue reading

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NZFFA Notice of 2021 AGM

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To Be Held: 9am, Saturday 19 June 2021Nelson / Marlborough Fish & Game Council,66 Champion Road,Stoke,Nelson All Members are encouraged and most welcome to attend. However please RSVP to help our organisers. RSVP Please to info@nzffa.com Further information on out … Continue reading

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Delaware Bay Access Group

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Could everyone do me and the Delaware Bay Access Group a big favour and sign this petition to Parliament about recreational boating access to Delaware Bay. The petition can be accessed by clicking the following link : https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/petitions/document/PET_109660/petition-of-peter-ruffell-on-behalf-of-delaware-bay-access The Delaware … Continue reading

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Depletion of Kahawai Along Marlborough’s Coastline

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Published by courtesy of the “Blenheim Sun” The Marlborough Recreational Fishers Association has written to the government expressing deep concern about the heavy depletion of kahawai along Marlborough’s coastline. In a letter to the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries David … Continue reading

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Government Makes 16th Power Grab of Fish and Game

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by Tony Orman Way, way back in 1974 I wrote to the Labour government and in particular the Minister of Internal  Affairs Henry May about a government proposal to reorganise acclimatisation societies the predecessor  of today’s fish and game councils. … Continue reading

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NZ Outdoor Party Slams Government Takeover of Fish and Game by “Stealth and Stooges”

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The NZ Outdoors Party is very concerned by the newly released recommendations of the Fish and Game review two person panel set up by Eugenie Sage when she was Conservation Minister.  “They need full, open and proper debate and should not … Continue reading

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The Environment, Canterbury

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Hit after hit after hit…Just how bad does it have to get….?? Hinds River, Mid Canterbury, Surveyors Road Bridge, upstream view 25th April 2021 You would think that having a nitrate level of around of around 6.5mg/l, most of your … Continue reading

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CORANZ Press Release

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Government Power Grab For Public’s Fish and Game The government through the Department of Conservation seems to make a major play for state ownership of the public’s fish and game resources and sport via the department’s review of the Fish … Continue reading

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Fish and Game Review Proposals Undemocratic

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Hunters and fishers would largely be deprived from participation and management of their sports body, NZ Fish and Game, if recommendations contained in a recently released Government-instigated review of their organisation are adopted, states the New Zealand Federation of Freshwater … Continue reading

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The Canterbury Regional Council’s Freshwater Legacy.

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A Pictorial Essay When the Key government sat down with its MAF advisors in 2009 to double New Zealand’s GDP through ramping up irrigated dairy farming in Canterbury, it passed the Environment Canterbury Temporary Commissioners and Improved Water Management (Irrigation) … Continue reading

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