Monthly Archives: July 2021

Face It! Outdoor Has Direct Link With Politics and Democracy

Opinion by Rupert Pye A strongly growing emerging issue as we head just past halfway towards the end of 2021 is democracy or more exactly, the erosion of democracy. It is virtually two long years to the 2023 general election. … Continue reading

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Rifle, Rod and Gun Public Have Lost To “Omnipotent Moral Busybodies”

Opinion by Dr. Charlie Baycroft and Tony Orman Born in Belfast, Ireland, Clive Staples Lewis (1898–1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most influential writers of his day. He held academic positions in … Continue reading

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Howl of a Protest

I know ‘cos I was there – A Personal Account By Andi Cockroft With no Farmer’s Dog Howl events scheduled for Wellington, I made the 100km trip north over the Remutaka’s to Masterton. “Arrive 2 hours early,” I was told. “You’ll need … Continue reading

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Hate Speech Plans Recall Firearm Law Faults

Opinion: – Hugh Devereux-Mack, COLFO My father taught me that the key to success on the rifle range was to clearly identify your target, take time to breathe, and act consciously. This is true of life as well. The outcome … Continue reading

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New Book Captures Spiritual Quality of Mountains

Book review “The Spirit of the Mountains” by Ron Hay, published by Mary Egan Publishing. Price $39.95. Due to be released July 30. Reviewed by Tony Orman For half a century, Ron Hay has climbed in the Southern Alps. He loves … Continue reading

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Moa, Deer and Twiggy Plants

Special report A PhD thesis in biological sciences at the University of Waikato has highlighted the adaption of New Zealand’s vegetation to browsing first by moa over a period of millions of years and more recently by wild deer and … Continue reading

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Ministry Bureaucracy Doesn’t Want to be Accountable

From Legasea It is a concern for all of us that the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has once again shown they are unwilling or unable to show the public how they are carrying out their statutory duties. This time, … Continue reading

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Whitebait Season is Imminent

by Jimmy McIntosh It’s white baiting time again. It can be very challenging in the extreme. Some seasons see poor runs, others result in whitebait in large shoals moving into river mouths. Successfully catching whitebait requires patience and perseverance. The … Continue reading

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Going Outdoors Does You Good

By courtesy of Sharp Health News From fresh air, sun, trees, Nature is a magical thing, and according to some studies, can have strong healing powers — such as improving mood, boosting the immune system and increasing anti-cancer proteins. “Being … Continue reading

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Covid – a Ill Wind?

Opinion by Tony Orman “It’s an ill wind that blows nobody any good,” my dear mother used to say. It was an adage that I initially found somewhat confusing but now I know through experience. The experience of lockdown due to … Continue reading

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The Affluenza Addiction

Opinion by Tony Orman News that yet another mega store (K Mart) has come to town, did not thrill me. To the contrary, I groaned. But it did thrill others judging by reactions. In community papers, text messages indicated people were hysterically ecstatic … Continue reading

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