Monthly Archives: November 2022

Misguided, Ill-conceived DOC’s Whitebait Management

Opinion by Steve Veail Sub-title:- Whitebait Season 2022   Round Up from a Recreational Perspective As a whitebaiter on the Waikanae River for the last few years, here are my thoughts and conclusions of the 2022 season as seen by … Continue reading

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Australian Crime Up in Face of Firearm Confiscation

Special report Twelve months since law abiding firearm owners in Australia were forced by a new law to surrender 640,381 personal firearms to be destroyed by the government –  a programme that cost Australian taxpayers more than $500 million dollars … Continue reading

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Politics and the Environment Are Simply Cause and Effect

Below are extracts from an editorial in the New Zealand Deerstalkers’ Associations magazine “New Zealand Wildlife”  Autumn 1973 issue. John B Henderson then NZDA’s national president was the author. The previous year, the National government had been trounced at the … Continue reading

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The Fallacy of GDP – Ignores Quality of Life and Environment

Opinion by Tony Orman A recent newspaper column by Deidre Kent advocating “degrowth” dared to challenge the mindless pursuit of gross domestic product, that is GDP. GDP is the measurement of New Zealand’s progress and for that matter of the … Continue reading

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Top New Book on Marlborough Valley and Farmers

Book Review:- “The Clarence – People and Places of Waiau-toa” by Tim Fulton, published by Bateman Books. Price $79.99 Review by Tony Orman The Clarence River rises from Lake Tennyson high in the backcountry  west of Hanmer Springs. The river then runs … Continue reading

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Police Minister Hipkins’ Cannot Connect Firearm Clubs with Terrorism

Media Release by Council of Licensed Firearm Owners (COLFO) The Council of Licensed Firearm Owners (COLFO) says firearm club members have been enraged at the Police Minister’s implication that the Christchurch terrorist was harboured by a firearm club that should have identified … Continue reading

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Thomas Cranmer: The Vanishing National Park

Opinion by Thomas Cranmer Published on Basset, Brash and Hide site Abridged “We made a National Park disappear”  Those are the words of the Te Urewera chairman, Tamati Kruger – or as his iwi call him, King Tut. The recent … Continue reading

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Prejudiced Propaganda by Labour and Greens over Firearms

Opinion by Charles Drake The real facts about Tarrant and his crime are unlikely to become known.Our concern ought to be how to stop being punished for what Tarrant did and the failure of our government employees to administer their … Continue reading

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