Monthly Archives: April 2021

Birds Make You as Happy as Money – German Study

What’s better: a backyard full of birds or a pay raise?  When it comes to happiness, a new study suggests the richness of bird species holds more value. While it’s no secret that being rich takes much of the pressure … Continue reading

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Fish Deaths from Lethal Spray in Canterbury

An estimated 600 to 1000 fish died as a result of a lethal spray being tipped into a Canterbury waterway, including common bullies, native kōkopu, brown trout, and koura or freshwater crayfish says an article in “The Press”. A year ago … Continue reading

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New Book on Fiordland Helicopter-Deer Days is a Great Read

by Tony Orman Dave Richardson of Marlborough has just written a mammoth book – 450 pages in all – about his hunting life that features accounts of his years hunting deer in Fiordland. It’s a great read about a man, … Continue reading

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Marlborough Anglers Want Depleted Kahawai “Recreational Only”

The Marlborough Recreational Fishers Association has written to government expressing deep concern about heavy depletion of kahawai along Marlborough’s coastline. In a letter to the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries David Parker, the association has called for kahawai to be … Continue reading

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Flawed Fisheries QMS – a Twice Broken Election Promise

Opinion by Tony Orman The controversial Quota Management System (QMS) will not be abandoned according to an informed source, despite the Labour Party in its 2017 election campaign saying it would conduct an independent review of it. New Minister of … Continue reading

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Why are we subsidising harm?

Guest opinion by Dr Mike Joy The school strikes for the climate are not a fad and they’re not going away. They should be a wake-up. The kids are telling us they have had enough, that we “grown-ups” aren’t grown-up … Continue reading

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Reprinted From 20 Years Ago – 2001

The more things change, the more they stay the same Press Release: New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers, (Inc.) February 2001 The Case Against the Importation of Trout Flesh into New Zealand Index:Introduction Issues of Sovereignty Issues of Biosecurity Issues … Continue reading

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Government Needs to Come Clean on Foreign Buy-ups of NZ

The current government needs to instigate far stricter controls on foreigners buying up New Zealand’s countryside says the Council of Outdoor Recreation Associations as well as keeping the New Zealand public informed of the extent of outsiders buying up the … Continue reading

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Former Environment Minister Nick Smith Gets Caned Over Democracy

by Ben Hope Former Environment Minister and National MP Nick Smith has been caned for hypocrisy after he wrote a newspaper column bemoaning the erosion of democracy. In the column he said that the “values of democracy and freedom are … Continue reading

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Book Review of Treaty of Waitangi book

“The Treaty – Basic Facts” by Mike Butler, published by Tross Publishing, Wellington. Price $25. Available in most book shops or through the website <> reviewed by Tony Orman The Treaty of Waitangi is currently the subject of much discussion … Continue reading

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Public Rights of Passage

Public rights of passage Public access to public land These are the things we’re concerned about Where we make our stand For when our early settlers Founded our country free They did it with clear intention Some things would surely … Continue reading

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