Monthly Archives: January 2021

NZ’s Environment Protection Measures are Failing Dismally

by Andi Cockroft, chairman Council of Outdoor Recreation Assns of NZ Do we have toothless tigers and pedestrian politicians protecting our environment? If media reports are to be believed, the environmental watchdogs EPA and likely its predecessor ERMA have never … Continue reading

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DOC Claims of 1080 Success on Pirongia Possums Seriously Flawed

Diverse native wildlife on Mount Pirongia in South Waikato can flourish this summer, thanks to a successful pest control operation, says the Department of Conservation (DOC). But the department’s claim are seriously flawed say two outdoor organisations.  The Council of … Continue reading

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BUREAUCRATIC CASTRATION OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Opinion by the late Jolyon Firth Jolyon Firth was a  Deputy Mayor of Auckland in the 1980s. His obituary in 2008 described him as affable yet out spoken who once publicly called the then Prime Minister Rob Muldoon as gutless and … Continue reading

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NZ Smelt Decline Crisis Mirrored Other Side of World

by Dr Peter Trolove Press ReleaseNZ Federation of Freshwater Anglers17 January, 2021NZ Smelt Decline Crisis Mirrored Other Side of World A drastic decline in an important native fish in New Zealand has been matched by a similar decline in a … Continue reading

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Auckland Beaches Polluted

Swimmers have been warned not to swim at several Auckland beaches.  Warnings were very recently put in place for Kohimarama Beach and St Heliers Beach and several beaches in the Waitākere region are off limits. Earlier there were over 50 beaches … Continue reading

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Scientists Warn of Urgency over Insect Declines

by Tony Orman Nineteen scientists from European countries such as Germany and Netherlands, USA, South Africa, Australia, Philippines and Brazil have given a strong warning about dramatic declines of insects. The warning in February 2020 and published in “Biological Conservation” … Continue reading

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How Much is a Trout Worth?

Reprinted from “Fishing Breaks” (UK) www.fishingbreaks.co.uk Let me ask you a question. How much is a wild brown trout worth? I suppose, at the most basic level, its value is zero as the cost of its creation, in monetary terms, was zero. Mother … Continue reading

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