Monthly Archives: May 2021

Impact of 1080 – It’s Not Just Animals (Part 1)

In any ecological environment, there is a food chain starting with the smallest and getting bigger at each link until you reach the top. Looking first at the oceans, and plankton – one of the smallest of God’s creatures – … Continue reading

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Free Access Signs for Landholders

New Zealanders value access to the great outdoors. And landholders, as stewards of the environment, have a tradition of granting access to those who ask. To help make this process easier the Walking Access Commission work with Federated Farmers and … Continue reading

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SUVs- Pride or Vanity?

Opinion by Ben Hope SUV stands for Sports Utility Vehicle, a car similar to a minivan or a station wagon, but with a much tougher look and a design suited for off-road driving. But  many – too many – are … Continue reading

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National Kahawai Day A Yearly Event

“Kahawai decision day, May 28th, is a day worthy of national celebration. Every year,” says national recreational fishing advocacy Legsea. May 28th. twelve years ago was the day the Supreme Court clarified that the fisheries Minister can purposely allocate the available fisheries to … Continue reading

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Democracy is Being Dismantled Before Your Very Own Eyes

Opinion by Tony Orman. This is an abridged version of an address to the NZ Outdoor Party’s recent AGM in Nelson Advocate for democracy because it is the number one issue heading to 2023. The trout and salmon and duck … Continue reading

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Depletion of Kahawai Along Marlborough’s Coastline

Published by courtesy of the “Blenheim Sun” The Marlborough Recreational Fishers Association has written to the government expressing deep concern about the heavy depletion of kahawai along Marlborough’s coastline. In a letter to the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries David … Continue reading

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NZ Outdoor Party Slams Government Takeover of Fish and Game by “Stealth and Stooges”

The NZ Outdoors Party is very concerned by the newly released recommendations of the Fish and Game review two person panel set up by Eugenie Sage when she was Conservation Minister.  “They need full, open and proper debate and should not … Continue reading

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1080 – Field Experience of Wildlife Deaths from 1080 in New Book

Extracts from Dave Richardson’s book “With Few Regrets” In 1959, Dave was working on NZ Forest Service 1080 drop in the Hokitika catchment, Southern Alps and did a post-1080 drop field survey:- “We went into the bush looking for dead … Continue reading

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NZFFA Press Release May 2021

Fish and Game Review Proposals Undemocratic Hunters and fishers would largely be deprived from participation and management of their sports body, NZ Fish and Game, if recommendations contained in a recently released Government-instigated review of their organisation are adopted, states … Continue reading

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CORANZ Press Release

Government Power Grab For Public’s Fish and Game The government through the Department of Conservation seems to make a major play for state ownership of the public’s fish and game resources and sport via the department’s review of the Fish … Continue reading

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