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Dig that Cicada Rhythm n Blues

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It’s that time of year when the Cicada makes their circadian debut (yep pun intended) following a 17-year internment buried deep underground. Cicada give us a brilliant insight into the health (or not) of a particular ecosystem. With many different … Continue reading

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Canterbury’s Water Story is Not a Happy one

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by Dr Peter Trolove President NZ Federation Freshwater Anglers Introduction The following comments are the distillation of NZ media articles, relevant books and peer reviewed publications from New Zealand and North America, meeting attendances, attendance at Ecan water allocation hearings, … Continue reading

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Trout farming economically unviable and potentially disastrous to NZ

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News release    The New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers (NZFFA), a national trout and rivers advocacy body, states that trout farming would be of no nett economic benefit to New Zealand and could be disastrous to the country’s tourism-related … Continue reading

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The Perch is a Valued Sporting Fish – not a Pest

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Opinion by Tony Orman Currently  Fisheries NZ has a discussion document open for public submissions, in which it is proposed to list perch as a “pest fish” –  contrary to the current legal status of perch as a “sporting fish.” Over … Continue reading

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Why are the Polluters “Managing” our Freshwater?

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by Dr Peter Trolove President NZ Federation of Freshwater Anglers (NZFFA) In the US the Environmental Protection Agency EPA sets the limit for safe drinking water at 10mg/L NO3-N In New Zealand the maximum acceptable value for nitrate in drinking … Continue reading

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Trinity Lands Corporate Dairy Farms Fined – Fonterra Links

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A very recent Radio NZ report of 26 January has told of Waikato farmers being warned to clean up their farms. Recently seven farms across the Waikato have been prosecuted under the Resource Management Act for discharging farm effluent into … Continue reading

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New PR Direction for Fish and Game NZ?

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The winds of change may be about to blow away years of antagonism by Fish and Game New Zealand towards farming writes Neal Wallace in the latest issue of Farmers Weekly. In the article Neal Wallace interviewed Fish and Game’s … Continue reading

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Radio NZ reveals Big Companies Big Polluters

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Radio NZ has reported Talleys, Ernest Adams and Yoplait are among hundreds of manufacturers and brands dumping contaminants into New Zealand’s drains and getting away with it. The same sorts of bloody, greasy scenes are playing out across New Zealand. Even … Continue reading

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The Life and Work of NZ Naturalist G V Hudson

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Book Review:”An Exquisite Legacy” by George Gibbs. Published by Potton and Burton. Price $59.99 Reviewed by Tony Orman. This book is the life and story of George Hudson (1867-1947 an amateur naturalist with a passion for insects, particularly butterflies and … Continue reading

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Waikato Dairying Corporate Pollutes Trout Stream

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A farming company, Trinity Lands Limited, operating 20 farms in south Waikato has been convicted in the Tokoroa District Court on January 16 for polluting a Waikato trout stream and fined $46,900. Six others also were fined in a succession … Continue reading

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