High Court Decision Embarrasses Government

A High Court decision today on a case taken by the Council of Licenced Firearms Owners (COLFO) is an “intensely awkward and embarrassing moment for the Government”. The Court found that the Minister of Police had acted against property rights … Continue reading

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Kea, Dolphins and Other Wildlife Likely Casualties in Fiordland 1080 Drop

by Ben Hope A host of Fiordland wildlife, ranging from favourites like kea and dolphins to seals, fish and birds are almost certain to be exposed to 1080 poison says an Otago scientist Dr Jo Pollard, a specialist in ecology … Continue reading

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Forest Poisoning Threatens Fiordland World Wilderness Status

Special Report) With the imminent aerial poisoning of the Wet Jacket area in Fiordland, Dr Jo Pollard has written to Peter Shadie, Director, IUCN World Heritage Programme. Dr Pollard argues that the poisoning is not justified, and is inappropriate for … Continue reading

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Vote I Must – but Who For?

Opinion by Tony Orman   There’s an election coming later this year and in today’s increasingly bizarre world, I am in a real quandary who to vote for. I must vote.  I have a duty and responsibility to do so.  I’m … Continue reading

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Who Issued the Mosque Terrorist With a Firearm Licence?

An Opinion by Rob McMillan There needs to be accountability around how police issued a firearms licence to Brenton Tarrant – the Australian who is charged with, on March 15, 2019, the murder of 51 people, 40 counts of attempted … Continue reading

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Government-backed “Hunting” Ad Gets Bad Rap

A Government-sponsored advertisement depicting rabbits and shooting screening on National TV has provoked a flood of criticism on facebook. Some of the comments were as follows:- “More left wing tree hugging crap, trying to demonise hunting and shooting, they are … Continue reading

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Terrible Injustice With Firearm Law Passed

The passage through Parliament of the Arms Legislation Bill yesterday is a ‘terrible injustice’ imposed upon the licenced firearm owning community to cover Police mistakes says Michael Dowling Chairman, Council of Licenced Firearms Owners (COLFO). “Despite the evidence, despite the … Continue reading

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Monoculture Forestry and Wilding Pines = Environmental Disaster

by Alan Emerson This article was originally published in “New Zealand Farmers’ Weekly” and is reprinted by kind permission of Alan Emerson of Wairarapa Going back over the budget I was fascinated by the $100 million wilding pine allocation. You … Continue reading

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Lawful Firearm Public Wrongly Blamed – New Conservatives

New Conservative Firearms Spokesperson Victoria O’Brien has called on government to stop blaming the law abiding public over the ownership of firearms issue. Today’s article in Stuff, reporting on the failures by NZ Police in giving Tarrant his NZ firearms licence, … Continue reading

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NZDA’s Slams New Arms Bill as Undemocratic and Unreasonable

The New Zealand Deerstalkers’ Association has strongly opposed the proposed Arms Legislation Bill calling it “unreasonable, illogical, punitive, overly bureaucratic. and worse still undemocratic.”  Of extreme concern are worrying inclusions which are ill-defined, undemocratic, breach human rights and hand police … Continue reading

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Police Incompetence Over Terrorist’s Firearms Licence

CORANZ is “apolitical”, i.e. no political allegiances but will run political party views relating to outdoor recreation and the environment, especially leading up to the election later this year The disclosure of police incompetence in failing to properly vet Australian … Continue reading

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Another Anti-firearm Bill in Pipeline

The Coalition government has been reported as “on-course” to push through its firearm “reforms” following agreement Labour and NZ First. NZ First had earlier expressed reservations. The bill will include establishing an independent agency to handle firearms licensing and administration. … Continue reading

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Why Did the Mosque Terrorist Get a Firearm Licence?

The March 15 terrorist was wrongly granted a firearms licence due to a string of police failures, says a front page story on today’s “The Press” newspaper. “The terrorist, who pleaded guilty to New Zealand’s worst mass shooting in March, was … Continue reading

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NZFFA Watching Closely Fish and Game Review

 by Dr Peter Trolove, President NZ Federation Freshwater Anglers The New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers will be watching with a keen and alert interest the targeted ministerial review of Fish and Game New Zealand and regional Fish and Game … Continue reading

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Hunter’s explanation ‘a fabrication’

An Otago rural landowner says a penalty for a poacher who decapitated a stag on his land will send “one hell of a message” to the community wrote journalist Rob Kidd of the “Otago Daily Times.,” in “Rural Life” 13 … Continue reading

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OSPRI – An Empire Built on a Fallacy?

Back in 2016, the late Bill Benfield, then co-chairman of CORANZ, was interviewed about OSPRI-formerly the Animal Health Board – whose designated task is to make New Zealand cattle and deer herds, Tb free. His excellent, perceptive views based n … Continue reading

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Free Speech Under Attack

Book Review:-  Reviewed by Tony Orman. This book is timely on two accounts in view of the declining democracy that has taken place under the last two governments – not forgetting of course, there is an election looming later this year.  … Continue reading

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Who is Gary Mauser?

Gary Mauser featured in a recent CORANZ posting on reports of the failure of a Canadian firearm programme Gary Mauser, Senior Fellow at the Fraser Institute, is Professor Emeritus at the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University. He received … Continue reading

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The Canadian firearms programme has failed

Reports from Canada indicate the Canadian firearms program has failed.  The Canadian lobby organisation “Justice for Gun Owners”  says no convincing empirical evidence can be found that the programme has improved public safety.  Violent crime and suicide rates remain virtually … Continue reading

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A Case for Reform of ‘Fish and Game’?

Opinion Piece by Rex N. Gibson The Current Status. New Zealand Fish and Game has operated to serve the interests of freshwater sports-fish anglers and game bird shooters, in its present form, since 1990. It replaced a national network of … Continue reading

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