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Sophisticated Gangs Ignore Firearm Laws

Press Release:- NZ Council Of Licensed Firearms Owners The recovery of a 3D printed semi-automatic firearm from a Head Hunters gang pad shows criminals do not care for firearm laws and they are becoming more sophisticated, says  COLFO Chair Michael Dowling … Continue reading

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Keeping the Public Alarmed and Consequences

Opinion by Ben Hope Conspiracy theories abound particularly on the social media and more particularly in recent years. They focus on events like global warming, the prolonged coronavirus pandemic and U.S. presidential election and even intrude into the outdoors and … Continue reading

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Free Access Signs for Landholders

New Zealanders value access to the great outdoors. And landholders, as stewards of the environment, have a tradition of granting access to those who ask. To help make this process easier the Walking Access Commission work with Federated Farmers and … Continue reading

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SUVs- Pride or Vanity?

Opinion by Ben Hope SUV stands for Sports Utility Vehicle, a car similar to a minivan or a station wagon, but with a much tougher look and a design suited for off-road driving. But  many – too many – are … Continue reading

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National Kahawai Day A Yearly Event

“Kahawai decision day, May 28th, is a day worthy of national celebration. Every year,” says national recreational fishing advocacy Legsea. May 28th. twelve years ago was the day the Supreme Court clarified that the fisheries Minister can purposely allocate the available fisheries to … Continue reading

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Democracy is Being Dismantled Before Your Very Own Eyes

Opinion by Tony Orman. This is an abridged version of an address to the NZ Outdoor Party’s recent AGM in Nelson Advocate for democracy because it is the number one issue heading to 2023. The trout and salmon and duck … Continue reading

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NZ Outdoor Party Slams Government Takeover of Fish and Game by “Stealth and Stooges”

The NZ Outdoors Party is very concerned by the newly released recommendations of the Fish and Game review two person panel set up by Eugenie Sage when she was Conservation Minister.  “They need full, open and proper debate and should not … Continue reading

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1080 – Field Experience of Wildlife Deaths from 1080 in New Book

Extracts from Dave Richardson’s book “With Few Regrets” In 1959, Dave was working on NZ Forest Service 1080 drop in the Hokitika catchment, Southern Alps and did a post-1080 drop field survey:- “We went into the bush looking for dead … Continue reading

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Birds Make You as Happy as Money – German Study

What’s better: a backyard full of birds or a pay raise?  When it comes to happiness, a new study suggests the richness of bird species holds more value. While it’s no secret that being rich takes much of the pressure … Continue reading

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Fish Deaths from Lethal Spray in Canterbury

An estimated 600 to 1000 fish died as a result of a lethal spray being tipped into a Canterbury waterway, including common bullies, native kōkopu, brown trout, and koura or freshwater crayfish says an article in “The Press”. A year ago … Continue reading

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New Book on Fiordland Helicopter-Deer Days is a Great Read

by Tony Orman Dave Richardson of Marlborough has just written a mammoth book – 450 pages in all – about his hunting life that features accounts of his years hunting deer in Fiordland. It’s a great read about a man, … Continue reading

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Marlborough Anglers Want Depleted Kahawai “Recreational Only”

The Marlborough Recreational Fishers Association has written to government expressing deep concern about heavy depletion of kahawai along Marlborough’s coastline. In a letter to the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries David Parker, the association has called for kahawai to be … Continue reading

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Flawed Fisheries QMS – a Twice Broken Election Promise

Opinion by Tony Orman The controversial Quota Management System (QMS) will not be abandoned according to an informed source, despite the Labour Party in its 2017 election campaign saying it would conduct an independent review of it. New Minister of … Continue reading

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Government Needs to Come Clean on Foreign Buy-ups of NZ

The current government needs to instigate far stricter controls on foreigners buying up New Zealand’s countryside says the Council of Outdoor Recreation Associations as well as keeping the New Zealand public informed of the extent of outsiders buying up the … Continue reading

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Former Environment Minister Nick Smith Gets Caned Over Democracy

by Ben Hope Former Environment Minister and National MP Nick Smith has been caned for hypocrisy after he wrote a newspaper column bemoaning the erosion of democracy. In the column he said that the “values of democracy and freedom are … Continue reading

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Book Review of Treaty of Waitangi book

“The Treaty – Basic Facts” by Mike Butler, published by Tross Publishing, Wellington. Price $25. Available in most book shops or through the website <www.trosspublishing.co.nz> reviewed by Tony Orman The Treaty of Waitangi is currently the subject of much discussion … Continue reading

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Public Rights of Passage

Public rights of passage Public access to public land These are the things we’re concerned about Where we make our stand For when our early settlers Founded our country free They did it with clear intention Some things would surely … Continue reading

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Farmlands at High risk from Pesticides.

Source:- Daily Mail (Australia) Nearly a third of the farmland around the world is at high risk of pesticide pollution, according to a new report. Scientists in Australia examined how nearly 100 agricultural chemicals were used across 168 countries, to … Continue reading

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Christchurch Terrorist Attack’s Second anniversary – New Zealand No Safer Despite Undemocratic, Draconian New Gun Laws

An Opinion by Stewart Hydes Recently, the Secretary of SSANZ (Sporting Shooters Association of New Zealand) sent out an email to members as follows:   Dear SSANZ members, On the second anniversary of the Christchurch terrorist attack New Zealand is … Continue reading

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Police Slowness Hampers Hunters for Traditional “Roar” – NZDA

Press Release The New Zealand Deerstalkers Association says the backlog in Police’s processing of new and renewing firearms licences will mean that many New Zealanders will, again, miss out on hunting during the deer roar this March and April. NZDA … Continue reading

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