Monthly Archives: November 2021

‘Negligent’ DoC Lets Cattle in National Park

Taxpayers spend $362,000 on a kilometres-long fence to keep a farmer’s cattle from a national park. David Williams of Newsroom reports It’s a proud and straight-forward statement. “There is no stock grazing within Fiordland National Park,” the park’s 2007 management … Continue reading

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NZ No Safer Following Anti-firearm Laws

Continuing firearm violence means New Zealanders are no safer despite the promises made of legislation passed against licensed firearm owners, according to COLFO. COLFO spokesperson Hugh Devereux-Mack says the recent gun violence is undeniable evidence that New Zealanders have not … Continue reading

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Welcome Reprint of a Great Book on Moa

by Tony Orman Quinn Berentson’s book “Moa – The Life and Death of New Zealand’s Legendary Bird” published in 2012 has been reprinted. It is a very welcome reprint for the story of the moa is a fascinating one that … Continue reading

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“Wacky” Forest and Bird Blames Wild Animals For Global Warming

Press Release Sporting Hunters Outdoor Trust A call by Forest and Bird to eradicate wild animals such as deer and chamois to combat global warming is out of touch with reality says a recreational hunting advocacy. Laurie Collins, convenor of the … Continue reading

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The Suffocating of the Marlborough Sounds by Sediment

Opinion by Pete Watson of Marlborough The Marlborough Sounds has been suffocated by silt. There is no denying this fact. It has been going on for over 40 years. Therefore it was startling to recently read that Marlborough mayor John … Continue reading

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An Engaging Book About a Great Polar Explorer

Book Review “Shackleton” by Ranulph Fiennes, published by Michael Joseph (Penguin, Random House NZ) Price $38. Reviewed by Tony Orman Let me say at the outset, “Shackleton”- a biography on the great polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton – should appeal to … Continue reading

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TrustPower Corporate “Scandalous” Take of Rakaia River Water Questioned

Special Report TrustPower a NZX corporation, has allegedly been selling water to irrigators outside limits laid down by the 2013 amended Rakaia Water Conservation Order (WCO) says the New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers (NZFFA). “In addition evidence strongly points … Continue reading

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