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Selwyn Water Zone Nitrate Test Results 5th May 2021

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No photographs this time. Accompanied by David Williams, a reporter withNewsroom Some public wells tested for David’s interest The August NPS FM August 2020 “bottom line” for nitrate in rivers is 2.4 mg/L NO3‐N Peter TrolovePresidentNZFFA

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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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Canterbury’s Water Story is Not a Happy One – Peter Trolove

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Dr Peter Trolove is the President NZ Federation of Freshwater Anglers (NZFFA) he spoke at a public meeting organised by environmentalist Angus Robson called to discuss the water consents process through Mayfield-Hinds-Valetta, and the precedents that may be set. There … Continue reading

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Peter Richardson’s presentation of AWA’s submission

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Peter Richardson’s presentation of AWA’s submission to the ECan Long Term Plan hearings including asking ECan to put aside funding the give effect to Te Mana o te Wai and the National Policy Statement for Fresh Water management and to … 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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Clarification of NZFFA – F&G Position

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The NZFFA December 2020 and January and March 2021 newsletters published certain allegations and comments that stated or implied inappropriate actions on the part of the Fish and Game New Zealand Council and its officer holders.Although it is an objective … 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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Why are we subsidising harm?

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Guest opinion by Dr Mike Joy  The school strikes for the climate are not a fad and they’re not going away. They should be a wake-up. The kids are telling us they have had enough, that we “grown-ups” aren’t grown-up … Continue reading

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