Monthly Archives: January 2023

Obsession with Pine Trees an Environmental and People Disaster

Press release – Council of Outdoor Recreational Associations of NZ An outdoor and conservation forum says the loss of a boy’s life at Waikanae Beach near Gisborne and devastation to rural communities show the obsession by government with planting pine … Continue reading

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The Rakaia River – We Don’t Need Another Bloody Model!

Opinion by Dr Peter Trolove Subtitle:-Laws Without Enforcement Are Meaningless Last Thursday, (26 January),  I attended a small meeting comprised of anglers and others concerned about the unhappy state of Canterbury’s Rakaia River’s recreational fisheries. Most were invited members of a … Continue reading

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A Book for Every Thinking Deerstalker

A Book for Every Thinking Deerstalker “Tracking and Finding Deer in New Zealand” by Roger Lentle, published by Bateman books. Price $34.99. Reviewed by Tony Orman. Readers may recall Roger Lentle’s fine books – co-authored with Frank Saxton – on … Continue reading

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Police to target law-abiding kiwis and create a slush fund

COLFO Media release The Council of Licensed Firearm Owners (COLFO) has today rallied its members to make submissions against excessive fees proposed by Police that will put public safety at risk. COLFO says the huge expense of the new fees … Continue reading

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Impressive Celebration of Farming Book

Book Review “For the Love of Farming” – Celebrating Farming in New Zealand” by Alan Gibson. Published by Exile Publishing. Price $59.99. Reviewed by Tony Orman Alan Gibson has been a photo-journalist for Auckland’s “New Zealand Herald”, a job which … Continue reading

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Remember it’s Public Lands and Not Government’s or DOC’s.

  Opinion by Clyde Graf   Recently the Game Animal Council in its summer newsletter, identified access as a key “top of the mind” issue for recreational hunters. It said;-   “Access issues are by far the biggest concern for … Continue reading

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Possum – Pest or Resource?

Opinion by Tony Orman Quote – “We shall be doing a great service to the country in stocking these large areas with this valuable and harmless animal.” Auckland Acclimatisation Society Annual Report 1917, in discussing possums. “A query about the … Continue reading

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