Monthly Archives: May 2024

Inspiration Book on Fighting for the Environment

Book Review “Environmental Defenders – Fighting for our Natural World” by Raewyn Peart Price $79.99. Reviewed by Tony Orman The Environmental Defence Society often referred to as EDS, was established over 50 years ago in April 1971. It went into … Continue reading

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Minister Promises Improved Regulatory Approach for Clubs and Ranges

Special report Minister Nicole Mckee ACT spokesman for Firearms and Minister for Courts and the Associate Minister of Justice (Firearms) says the coalition government is positively working towards easing the regulatory burden imposed on shooting clubs and ranges by the … Continue reading

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New Book on Hunting Both Underwater and on Land

Book Review “Further Off the Beaten Track”, subtitle “Epic Hunting Adventures on Land and Sea” by Dave Shaw. Published by Bateman Books. Price $39.99. Reviewed by Tony Orman Available August If there’s one fishing or hunting programme I especially like … Continue reading

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Pause in Wapiti Legal Action a Win for Fiordland

Special report The Game Animal Council has welcomed an agreement between Forest and Bird and the Fiordland Wapiti Foundation to pause legal proceedings over the management of wapiti deer in Fiordland National Park.   “Notification that the parties have asked … Continue reading

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Meddling With Nature Can Create Ecological Disasters

by Tony Orman Macquarie Island  halfway between Australia and Antarctica is a prime example of Man meddling with Nature and causing ecological disasters.  In 1985, Australian scientists set about a plan to eradicate wild cats that had been introduced in … Continue reading

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A Religious fervour – Hatred Amounting to “Anti-introduced Wild Animal Phobia”

Opinion by Tony Orman On April 22, Stuff newspapers ran an opinion column by Andrew Shepherd, a senior lecturer in theology and public issues at the University of Otago. In the article Andrew Shepherd told of a tramping trip to … Continue reading

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