Monthly Archives: August 2021

Trout and Rivers Advocacy Urges Rural NZ to Test Water Supplies

All rural households that rely on their own water supplies should get them tested for nitrate levels if that water flows through agricultural land says NZ Federation of Freshwater Anglers (NZFFA) spokesman Steve Gerard of Rakaia Gorge. His call came following nitrate … Continue reading

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A Terrific Book on Nepal’s Khumbu Region – Gateway to Mt Everest

“Khumbu: Gateway to Mount Everest” by Peter Lawrenson, published by Bateman Books, Price $69.99 Reviewed by Tony Orman Ever since Edmund Hillary’s historic ascent of Mt Everest and his subsequent humanitarian work in the Himalayan foothills, New Zealanders have had an enduring empathy and … Continue reading

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A “Must” Book to Read – if You Care About the Future

Book Review; He Puapua by John Robinson, published by Tross Publishing, Wellington. Available at good bookshops or ordered directly from Tross Publishing – for $35. Reviewed by Tony Orman John Robinson is one of the country’s top historians a former university lecturer, and research scientist … Continue reading

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Draconian Fish and Game Restructure Proposals Shelved

(special report) Proposals to radically restructure Fish and Game, that administer and manage trout and salmon fishing and duck and game bird shooting, have been shelved according to a letter from Conservation Minister Kiri Allan sent to the New Zealand … Continue reading

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CAFCA Research Reveals Farms going to Foreign Forestry Corporates

In response to a viewer’s request, here is a summary of foreign purchases of forestry land. Research by the Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotearoa (CAFCA) shows a large number  of previously owned New Zealand farms and land going to … Continue reading

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Government Blind To Foreign-Owned Pine Monoculture

(press release 19 August, 2021) An outdoor recreation and conservation advocacy the Council of Outdoor Recreational Associations (CORANZ) is concerned about the widespread and increasing conversion of hill country farms to monocultures of pine trees. Sparking the concern by CORANZ … Continue reading

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Spectators Never Win in Political Decision-making

Opinion by Charles Baycroft There are two ways to regard government:- 1. “The Government”, which is what most people talk about when often saying “The Government Should or Should not ———“ You hear most people talking about this all the time because … Continue reading

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Time to Repair Damage Done to Nature

Abdridged from “Newsroom” The time for exploiting nature is over and we need to focus on putting things right, writes Rod Oram in a recent “Newsroom “column. He had just attended the annual conference of the Environmental Defence Society, which … Continue reading

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Capturing the Essence of Hunting

 by Tony Orman I briefly reviewed this book earlier but delving into it again and again, because it’s such a quality book, there’s much more to be said about the man and his book.  Peter Ryan has hunted over four … Continue reading

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