Monthly Archives: July 2023

A Fishing and Hunting Minister Welcome But There’s Misgivings says NZ Outdoors & Freedom Party

Press release The National Party’s proposals for a Hunting and Fishing Minister in Government is very welcome says Alan Simmons, President of the NZ Outdoors & Freedom Party and a lifetime hunter and fisherman. However the appointment of such a … Continue reading

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Resignations Appropriate Response for Police Firearm Data Breach

Press release COLFO says the Police Minister should treat very seriously the latest data breach caused by the new Firearm Safety Authority, by promising an explanation, a fix, compensation for affected people, and resignations if errors are made again.   … Continue reading

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Just a Dog.

From time to time people tell me “chill out, it’s just a dog” or “it’s a lot of money just for a dog.” They don’t understand the distance traveled, the time invested, or the costs incurred by “just a dog”. … Continue reading

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Police “Goof ” in Releasing Confidential Firearm Owner Details

“The accidental release of over 140 email addresses of licensed firearms owners shows once again that Police are incapable of keeping licensed firearms owners’ information secure,” says ACT’s firearms spokesperson Nicole McKee. Earlier today Police sent out an email requesting … Continue reading

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National Party’s Hunting and Fishing Minister Idea Welcomed

Special Report The National Party’s concept of a Minister of Hunting and Fishing is very welcome says the Sporting Hunters Outdoor Trust. Trust spokesman Laurie Collins of the West Coast described the idea as a “first ever” and therefore unique. … Continue reading

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National’s Hunting and Fishing Portfolio Commended

Special Report The National Party’s Plan for Hunting and Fishing, which was announced at the New Zealand Deerstalker’s Association Conference last weekend, is a major step forward for the rights of hunters and the management of game animals in New … Continue reading

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Researcher Takes Aim at Government’s Proposed Firearm Register

A long-time recreational shooter with an academic interest in firearms law thinks a newly-launched weapon registry is a waste of money Thanks to “Newsroom” for permission A study has found there could be four times the number of illegal firearms … Continue reading

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Urewera National Park- an Example of Co-governance

Opinion by Heather du Plessis-Allan I was slightly surprised to read an article in the Herald today in which Maori Development Minister Willie Jackson says Kiwis have “nothing to be scared of” when it comes to Māori co-governance of our … Continue reading

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Astonishing Book on Child’s Decade Long Round the World Voyage.

Book Review “Wavewalker – Breaking Free” by Suzanne Heywood. Published by William Collins. Price $37.99. Reviewed by Tony Orman This is an astonishing story of a child who with her parents set sail from England in 1976 on the schooner … Continue reading

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A Tribute to The Tongariro River – one of NZ’s Great Trout Fishing Rivers

Book Review “Fishing the Tongariro – A History of our Greatest Trout River” by Grant Henderson, published by Bateman Books. Price $59.99. Reviewed by Tony Orman   Several years ago, Auckland trout fisherman Grant Henderson set about writing a book … Continue reading

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New Book Reflects Women Increasingly into Hunting

by Tony Orman Marlborough huntress Kim Swan epitomises a trend that women in increasing numbers are taking up hunting. Kim Swan has now been hunting for quite a few decades as she began as a youngster under the tuition of … Continue reading

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