Monthly Archives: January 2020

INTERNATIONAL 1080 EXPOSURE BITTERSWEET

Those who oppose Aerial 1080 believe it is just plain wrong – on so many levels. Efforts to get it stopped are frustrating.  Growing international exposure may be the best tool in the toolbox – yet it’s bittersweet. So-called Anti-1080 … Continue reading

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Salmon Farming – High Risk, Dubious Economic Venture

Salmon farming is a high risk venture with marginal, uncertain economic returns says the NZ Federation of Freshwater Anglers (NZFFA). NZFFA president Dr Peter Trolove who has aquatic veterinarian qualifications and experience from the UK, said high deaths from King … Continue reading

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My House Was Raided Over A .22LR Lever Action Rifle

Guest opinion by Dieuwe de Boer – 10 January 2020 On Thursday evening, I was just finishing up dinner with my two oldest kids. My wife was feeling unwell and feeding our four-week old baby in bed. I had just … Continue reading

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New Conservative Party Slams Police Heavy-Handed Style

The New Conservative Party has slammed the police for heavy-handed style in a raid on the home of a law-abiding New Zealander. On January 9, twelve armed police officers raided the home of a young family with a newborn child. Dieuwe … Continue reading

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Do Possums Like Eggs – la Fin.

This is the fourth and final in a series observing behaviour of the Australian Brushtail Possum (Trichosurus Vulpecula) when exposed to hen’s eggs. As previously stated, this is a series of simple high-school type experiments conducted to determine if the … Continue reading

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Do Possums Like Eggs – Part Trois

This is the third in a series observing behaviour of the Australian Brushtail Possum (Trichosurus Vulpecula) when exposed to hens’ eggs. A simple high-school type experiment is conducted to determine if the possum naturally consumes eggs. Although a hens egg … Continue reading

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Do Possums Like Eggs – Part Deux

Following on from my previous post https://coranz.org.nz/do-possums-like-eggs/, where I detail my first attempt at observing possums and their affinity or not to taking eggs. In part one, although food offerings were gratefully accepted, the hens egg I left for their … Continue reading

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Do Possums Like Eggs?

Doesn’t look like it – at least not at first sight. Out of idle curiosity, I did an experiment in my back yard where possums are frequent if slightly unwelcome visitors. Always getting into mischief by tearing into rubbish bags … Continue reading

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Wider Benefits of Going Outdoors

Opinion by Tony Orman The outdoors is a heritage in New Zealand handed down to successive generations. Young people if given the opportunity usually revel in the outdoors via several pastimes such as f For youngsters the outdoors is an … Continue reading

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Crazed Zeal Destroying NZ’s Bio-diversity

Opinion by Ben Hope Hunting and fishing are two sports deeply ingrained into the Kiwi psyche. In New Zealand’s egalitarian society, anyone can fish or hunt. It was a legacy the first European settlers instilled into the new colony in … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Steps for Fresh Water

by Tony Orman New Zealand first settlers sought to escape the UK’s feudal system where wealth is often the key to access to natural resources and the outdoors.  New Zealand was set up as an egalitarian society of equal opportunity … Continue reading

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Who Should Be on Trial March 15, 2020?

An opinion piece by Ben Hope The Christchurch mosque shootings were two consecutive terrorist attacks at mosques in the cityChristchurch, New Zealand, during Friday Prayer on 15 March 2019.The attacks began at the Al Noor Mosque in the suburb of … Continue reading

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Trout Guides Urged to Fight For Rivers

The NZ Federation of Freshwater Anglers has urged professional fishing guides to get involved in fighting for clean and flowing rivers. In a lead letter to the “Star Sunday Times”, Tony Orman as spokesman for the federation said guides should … Continue reading

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Firearm Ownership a Traditional Right

The right to own a firearm, subject to safety checks, is part of the New Zealand heritage – no different from gaining the right to drive a motor vehicle –  says a sporting hunters advocacy group. West Coaster Laurie Collins, … Continue reading

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