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Fish and Game Democracy Backed by CORANZ

The Fish and Game organisation that administers and manages he public’s trout and salmon fishing and game bird shooting and currently subject to a government review, has been given a “thumbs up” from an outdoor recreation council. Council of Outdoor … Continue reading

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Government Parties Sellout NZ to Foreigners

Opinion by Ben Hope The government’s three political parties with an election looming, are guilty of a 2017 election broken promise over foreigners buying rural land. Last year in October 2019 it was revealed despite Labour, the Greens and New … Continue reading

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Let’s Reverse Decline in Sporting Shooting

Opinion by Phil Cregeen, NZ Sporting Shooters Association Shooting and firearm ownership is in decline in New Zealand but we can turn that around, if we all play our part. As an example of what can be done, Sporting Shooters … Continue reading

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DOC’s National Park 1080 Drops are Irresponsible

A  recreational hunting forum has criticised the Department of Conservation’s aerial drops of 1080 poison  in the public’s national parks such as Fiordland and Nelson Lakes. Laurie Collins of Westport spokesman for the Sporting Hunters Outdoor Trust, described the drops … Continue reading

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Government Environment Destruction by 1080 Astounding

Opinion by Stewart Hydes Secretary Council of Outdoor Recreation Assns. The publicly funded Department of Conservation has embarked on a senseless, wasteful, destructive series of mega-1080 poison drop. Under attack are the ecosystems of places like North West Nelson, Nelson … Continue reading

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N.Z. FEDERATION 0F RIFLE, ROD & GUN SPORTSMEN News Release 1 August, 1969

From the Past The late John B Henderson was a strong supporter of the Council of Outdoor Recreation Associations. As national president of the New Zealand Deerstalkers’ Association in the late 1960s and early 1970s and also in the 1980s, … Continue reading

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Top New Trout Fishing Book on “How to”

by Tony Orman Book Review. “Flyfishng in New Zealand – What you Need to Know”, by Derek Grzelewski. Published by Bsteman Books. price $39.99 Derek Grzelewsk is already an accomplished author of deservedly well acclaimed trout fishing books, his first … Continue reading

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The RMA is Bad, But Enforcement is Far, Far Worse

Opinion by Andi Cockroft Whilst many would agree that the RMA has grown and evolved over many iterations into the hopeless article it is now, what compounds the problem is the ramshackle enforcement by agencies tasked with enforcing it. Whether … Continue reading

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The 2020 Election Turning Into Farce

The 2020 election is turning into a farce and is becoming totally undemocratic, according to Alan Simmons, co-leader of the NZ outdoors party.  “Every step of the electoral system, media coverage and fund allocation is designed to protect the status … Continue reading

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Don’t be Afraid of Politicians and Government

Opinion by Tony Orman The Prime Minister Jacinda Adern has announced the election this year will be held on September 19. I was talking to a friend, a keen trout fishing and hunting guy the other day and when I … Continue reading

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USA Passes “Great Outdoors” Act

Report from “MIDCURRENT Fly Fishing” website (USA) Yesterday, (July 23, 2020) the USA’s House approved the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) with a resounding vote of 310–107.  Its passage ensures full and permanent funding – $900 million annually – for the … Continue reading

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Government, Central and Local Fail on Rivers Rescue – Anglers

Central and local government had failed to come to the rescue of the public’s rivers, the recent annual general meeting of the NZ Federation of Freshwater Anglers was told. In his annual report president Dr Peter Trolove said promises by … Continue reading

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The Farmers are Right

OPINION:- by Anne Salmond The farmers are right. As the price of carbon rises, the settings in the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) will make it more profitable to plant pine trees than to grow food (or native forests) in many … Continue reading

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Ted Trueblood’s Wise Advice

by Tony Orman Ted Trueblood was a marvellous writer in the USA’s “Field and Stream” magazines. As a teenager I read every article of his I came across. He made his living by doing three things:-hunting, fishing, and writing about … Continue reading

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Choose wisely: A cycle or a McDonalds?

Sanjay Thakrar, CEO at Euro Exim Banlc Ltd. got economists thinking when he said: “A cyclist is a disaster for a country’s economy. He does not buy a car and does not take a car loan. Does not buy car … Continue reading

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Tarakihi Overfishing To High Court

Fisheries NZ Minister Stuart Nash’s 2019 decision to allow East Coast tarakihi stocks to remain overfished for the next 25 years is not environmentally sustainable or legal, says Forest and Bird.  The matter is in the High Court. “The East … Continue reading

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Government’s “Crazy’ Tahr Plan an Election Issue

The Sporting Hunters Outdoor Trust has hit out at the government’s tahr killing plan. In a letter to the “Farmers’ Weekly” Laurie Collins, Sporting Hunters Outdoors Trust spokesman said the issue had become election issue. Laurie Collins has had years of first-hand … Continue reading

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Our little piece of paradise was ruined forever

AN OPEN LETTER TO AMANDA GILLIES by Jeff Patchett Introduction: On yesterday’s ‘AM Show’, the usual garbage about people opposed to 1080 was spouted by Duncan Garner and Mark Richardson. (Go to ‘The AM Show Catch-Up’, 9 March 2020 – … Continue reading

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Good Riddance To NZ’s Biggest Corporate Bludger – CAFCA

Campaign Against Foreign Control (CAFCA) has welcomed the impending closure of the Bluff Smelter operated by trans-national corporate Rio Tinto says Murray Horton CAFCA Secretary/Organiser. “For as long as CAFCA has existed, i.e.over 45 years, CAFCA has called for the closure of … Continue reading

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Mother Nature and Bush Justice in Action Perhaps

Or beware your hatred of possum …..or Karma can be very quick. Guest Post by Andi Cockroft Every now and again, events conspire to create lasting memories – this one stands out in my mind as particularly black humour and … Continue reading

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