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The Freshwater Commission – a leap of leopards?

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A leap of leopards is the term for a collection of leopards   Can a Leopard Change its Spots? The simple answer to this riddle is yes. A leopard change its location A leopard never changes it spots means that … 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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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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Fish Deaths from Lethal Spray in Canterbury

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An estimated 600 to 1000 fish died as a result of a lethal spray being tipped into a Canterbury waterway, including common bullies, native kōkopu, brown trout, and koura or freshwater crayfish says an article in “The Press”. A year ago … Continue reading

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Letter calling for urgent review of South Canterbury rivers rejected

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From Timaru Herald: Supplied Otop members Elizabeth McKenzie, Dr Phil Driver and Tom O’Connor say the Pareora River (above) has been “over-allocated.” An attempt to urge Environment Canterbury (ECan) to undertake an urgent review of South Canterbury rivers has been … Continue reading

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