Monthly Archives: September 2020

From Tahr DOC Now Puts Sights on Deer

DOC Turns from Tahr to Deer Having successfully initiated a cull of tahr, Conservation Minister Eugene Sage has now set her sights on deer says an article in the “Farmers Weekly”, September 14. Sage has instructed her department (DOC) to … Continue reading

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In the annual Fish & Game Magazine, issued free to all licence holders, political parties were polled on their policies in respect of fishing and duck hunting.  Fish & Game asked two questions: 1.       Whether political parties support the need … Continue reading

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An Open letter to the Chair and National Council Fish and Game NZ

A Discreditable Discussion Paper on Trout Farming Dear Councillors The New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers, (NZFFA), has much in common with the objectives of the Acclimatization Societies of old and their replacement Fish and Game NZ. Many of our … Continue reading

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Time to Rein in OSPRI over Bovine TB Illogic

by John Veysey of Coromandel At present there are eighteen bovine TB-infected herds in Hawkes Bay. Ospri has found a TB-infected pig on private land. The infected pig was taken from the 12,000 ha of Tataraakina C trust land.  Ospri … Continue reading

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A Lesson from 1972’s Election – Vote You Must!

by Tony Orman Should a government dictate to the public or should the people tell the government what to do? If you believe the government should be fearful of the wrath of the public and a subsequent backlash at election … Continue reading

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Shocking Waste of Protein

Opinion by Lewis Hore How often do we see hear and read these days in all media of the number of people relying on food banks with numbers growing steadily and food banks requiring more and more, yet struggling to … Continue reading

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NZ First’s Fish Farm Policy Lacks Credibiliy

NZ First has promised to make up to $100 million available to expand marine farming and aquaculture, but an outdoor recreation council has slammed it saying the party is only serving its fishing company corporate bedfellows. Andi  Cockroft, chairman of … Continue reading

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The Suffocating of the Prized Marlborough Sounds

Opinion  by Pete Watson  The Marlborough Sounds is in deep trouble or to be exact – deep silt and filth. As many know and yet fail to stand up and express concern loud and clear, is that the people’s Marlborough … Continue reading

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A Way of Life Held Dear

My kids they went a-hunting  And they shot a deer Part of a way of life We hold very near For when our modern forefathers Founded our country free This is exactly how they intended Things would always be New … Continue reading

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Sports Trout Fishery Worth “over A Billion Dollars” Annually Threatened By Trout Farming Proposal

New Zealand’s recreational trout fishery conservatively earns at least one billion dollars annually for the national economy and is now again threatened by a trout farming proposal, says the New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers (NZFFA). Rex Gibson, ecologist and … Continue reading

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CORANZ Publishes Election Charter 2020

Prior to each General Election, we produce a Charter of aspirations and ask parties to respond to a few questions our Members are interested in. These responses are subsequently analysed and published on our website giving our Members an understanding … Continue reading

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CORANZ Election Charter 2020 – Results Are Coming In

Results are starting to come in, with the Outdoor Party first to respond scoring 100%, followed by Aotea Legalise Cannabis Party also on 100%, and later by New Conservative slightly down at 89% The full charter can be read at … Continue reading

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Government Fails to Manage Fisheries and Control Predatory Corporates

Press release from NZ Outdoors Party The over exploitation of fish species and the lethargy by government to enforce stricter controls has angered the New Zealand Outdoors Party.Outdoors Party co-leader Alan Simmons made his comment after watching an interview by … Continue reading

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DOC’s 1080 Bombardment Is Environmental Disaster

Opinion by Neil Hayes – QSM CEnv (Chartered Environmentalist) Below is a piece I wrote some time ago but sadly the Department of Conservation (DOC) has got worse since then. Contrary to what the department’s scientist Dr Elliott would have the public believe, the Department’s aerial … Continue reading

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Fish and Game NZ Head Down Privatisation “Dead End” Street

by John McNab National Council of Fish and Game has decided to open up duck and game bird shooting and trout and salmon fishing to privatisation says NZ Federation of Freshwater Anglers (NZFFA) secretary Rex Gibson in an editorial in … Continue reading

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NZDA Says DOC’s Tahr Plan is Ideological-driven

The New Zealand Deerstalkers Association says the Department of Conservation’s revised tahr control operational plan released yesterday shows that culling the Himalayan tahr herd as now planned is based on ideology, political interference, a lack of quality data and science … Continue reading

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Broken Promises Plague Forthcoming Election

by John McNab The choice for most New Zealanders in the up-coming election were not very encouraging in the light of both past and the current  government performances – and broken promises. But it’s vital to not be deterred and to vote … Continue reading

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