Monthly Archives: September 2021

Book by “Pest’ Eradication a Good Read

Book review:- “Southern Wanderer – A Habitat Restoration Pilot’s Life” by Peter Garden published by Life Stories Publishing. Price $60. Price $60.00 Reviewed by Tony Orman Peter Gardner grew up in rural Southland and became a world renowned helicopter pilot … Continue reading

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Police “Distort Truth” Over Gang’ Firearms Accumulation

by Phil Cregeen Secretary, Sporting Shooters Assn of NZ Recent statements attributed to the Commissioner of Police, Andrew Coster, have repeated previous allegations from police that gangs acquire their firearms from licensed firearms owners. That is a significant distortion of … Continue reading

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Politicians Conveniently Ignore Last Sunday’s World Rivers Day

Press Release The New Zealand government and political parties have been taken to task by a New Zealand outdoor recreation advocacy for seemingly ignoring the significance of Sunday (26 September) as World Rivers Day. The Council of Outdoor Recreation Associations … Continue reading

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Yesterday’s World Rivers’ Day is NZ’s Rivers Shame Day.

Press release September 27, 2021 World Rivers Day designated for Sunday 26 September, should be renamed ‘Rivers’ Shame Day’  according to the New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers. Federation secretary David Haynes of Nelson, said in New Zealand, politicians, regional councils, so-called expert witnesses, independent hearing … Continue reading

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Book of a Fiordland Trek – a Great Read!

Book Review. “Transit of Fiordland” by Frank Yardley, published by Austin Macauley Publisher (London) Available in NZ  from online sources such as Booktopia, Papers Plus etc., Price Approx; $43 In 1973 New Zealander Frank Yardley and friend and mentor “Shorty’ … Continue reading

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Government Fails to See the Wood on Terrorist Acts

Opinion by Rupert Pye It was sort of deja vu – a feeling of familiarity – when Prime Minister Ardern told New Zealanders that the government did everything they could to prevent the New Lynn Countdown stabbings by an Isis … Continue reading

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Superb Book on Growing your Own Vegetables

Book Review. “The Edible Backyard” by Kath Irvine. Published by Godwit (soft cover) Price $50. Reviewed by Tony Orman I’ve never quite worked out why more outdoor chaps don’t get into vegetable gardening at home. It’s sort of back to nature, it’s organic-free like the game or fish you bring … Continue reading

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Time to measure Nation’s Well-being on Quality of Life

Opinion by Andi Cockroft, chairman CORANZ It’s well past time when New Zealand’s economic policy was examined and any shortcomings jettisoned. For example, New Zealand could well consider ditching  Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as a measurement of New Zealand’s progress … Continue reading

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My Deer Woods and Trout Streams Are Getting Crowded

Opinion by Tony Orman All anglers who fish the Clinton and Worsley rivers must obtain a backcountry endorsement. Only Adult Whole Season, Family, Loyal Senior, Non-resident Whole Season and Local Area licence holders are eligible for a Backcountry endorsement. The concept is … Continue reading

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