Monthly Archives: November 2020

Kaikoura Poaching Offence Highlights Need to Rein Fishing Corporates In – CORANZ

It is well past time corporate fishing companies were reined in says the Council of Outdoor Recreation Associations (CORANZ). CORANZ chairman Andi Cockroft”s comment was in response to recent court cases in which Talley Fisheries were found guilty of fishing … Continue reading

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Canterbury’s River Decline Needs Urgent and Immediate Action – Anglers

Further nitrate testing of water in Canterbury streams and rivers continues to reveal an alarming and deteriorating situation that demands urgent and immediate action says the New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers (NZFFA). NZFFA carried out nitrate testing a few … Continue reading

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Mountaineering and its Impulses

Book Review “Nine Lives” by Robert Mads Anderson, published by Bateman. Price $39.99. Reviewed by Tony Orman Robert Mads Anderson is irresistibly drawn to  – some might say even addicted – mountains and mountaineering. He loves the challenges and the … Continue reading

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{home} Great Wildlife Book for Kids

Book Review: “Where Is it? – a Wildlife Hunt for Kiwi Kids” by Ned Barraud, published by Potton and Burton, price $19.99 Ned Barraud — author and illustrator — has done a great job in this book which depicts the … Continue reading

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Book Review. “What Happened to the Moa”

Book Review.  “What Happened to the Moa” by Ned Barraud, published Potton and Burton, Price $29.99 hardback, $19.99 paperback. Reviewed by Tony Orman For 50 million years, several species of moa browsed the natural grasslands, scrub and forest of New … Continue reading

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Reflections on PM’s New Cabinet

An Opinion by Michael Charity After reading Rupert Pye’s comments  here’s some quick, random thoughts on the new cabinet of the Labour Government. It is a very interesting and very different lineup than anything previous. It is very diverse, reflecting … Continue reading

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Jacinda’s Cabinet’ Curate’s Egg

A political comment by Rupert Pye A curate’s egg is something that is partly good and partly bad. The saying can be traced back to a cartoon published in “Punch” magazine issue November 9, 1895, drawn by George du Maurier.  … Continue reading

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New Book on a Hunter’s Personal Exploration of Fiordland

Book Review “A New Zealand Outdoor Life” subtitled “Exploring Fiordland, Hunting and Other Adventures” by Alby Frampton. Reviewed by Tony Orman Alby Frampton of Wellington, is  a past president of the NZ Deerstalkers Association. While he began hunting in the … Continue reading

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Stop Selectively Branding “Exotic” Species As Evil

An Opinion by John McNab For decades now New Zealand has been afflicted with a phobia that decrees all introduced species are evil.  It’s a paranoia that is unrealistic and reeks selective hypocrisy. Even the farming industry has been afflicted. … Continue reading

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