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Government Freshwater Reforms Doomed to Fail?

  A river and trout fishers’ advocacy concern at chemicals entering the public’s rivers and streams, has been heightened by government’s much vaunted fresh-water reforms ignoring a number of them. The New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers (NZFFA) has given … Continue reading

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Sport Fishing Council has new CEO

The NZ Sport Fishing Council has a chief executive officer with the appointment of Steven Stanford. A press release from the New Zealand Sport Fishing Council said Steven Sanford has an extensive history in Business Management with particularly strong skills in  Business … Continue reading

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Opinion – The Global Warming Equation

by Tony Orman In the local body election in Marlborough climate change was a hot topic at candidate meetings. Probably it was elsewhere. I strongly suspect the world has a major problem, but in the much bigger picture of the … Continue reading

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Public Not Sucked in by Government’s Tarakihi Mis-Management

Seventy percent of New Zealanders want the commercial catch for tarakihi cut dramatically in order to restore stocks. A survey conducted by Horizon Research for national fishing advocacy Legasea found 70percent want a cut of between 40percent and 60percent to help … Continue reading

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Bird Decline – A Crisis for All?

Guest Post – an Opinion contribution by Tony Orman A major new study on North American bird populations appeared in the journal Science recently. It included detail on research, led by Ken Rosenberg, a conservation scientist at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, that … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Fishing and Hunting Threatened

Guest post by Tony Orman An article entitled “Farewell to Deer, Salmon and Grouse.” from a Scottish newspaper “The Oban Times.” 22 August 2019 paints a sorry picture for fishing and hunting. The article began “The old saying ‘a deer from … Continue reading

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“Pest Panic Phobia over Wallabies

A  conservation and hunting lobby has termed a recent Forest and Bird call for more funding to stop a perceived national plague of wallabies as an attack of “pest panic phobia”. Laurie Collins of Sporting Conservation Outdoor Trust (SCOT) said … Continue reading

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Trout Federation President Wants to be Effective Advocate

Peter Trolove of Canterbury, 67 years of age,  was elected president of the New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers at the organisation’s recent AGM. “It was the best way to be an effective advocate for the sport that has given me so much pleasure,” … Continue reading

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Public Ownership of Water Must be Enshrined in Law

Steps should be taken by a high priority Water Act to put ownership of water firmly and clearly into public ownership with strong safeguards written in to ensure its future says a rivers and trout-fishing advocacy, the New Zealand Federation … Continue reading

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Insects Zapped by 1080 Blitz

By Ben Hope An unique New Zealand native butterfly, the forest ringlet or Dodonidia helmsi, is on the brink of extinction, according to experts back in 2016. Keen observers say a major cause could well be 1080 poison. Further explanation shows … Continue reading

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Ruahine Rat Explosion Caused by DoC

Department of Conservation reports of a rat explosion in the Northern Ruahine Ranges defy credibility and show the department was “out of its depth” in wilderness management according to a sporting hunters’ organisation. Laurie Collins spokesman for the Sporting Hunters … Continue reading

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Too Many Dead Fish With Fish Farms

Fish farming has its limitations for New Zealand and contradicts the country’s clean green branding image says an aquatic veterinarian and president of the New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers Dr Peter Trolove of Canterbury. Peter Trolove said a graphic … Continue reading

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Anglers Warn of Risk of 1080 Contaminated Trout

A trout and waterways advocacy organisation has warned trout fishermen to avoid eating trout from rivers which have had surrounding countryside dowsed with the highly hazardous 1080 poison.  President of the NZ Federation of Freshwater Anglers and veterinarian Dr. Peter Trolove … Continue reading

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Total Ecosystem Vital with 1080 say Hunters

The total ecosystem should be the top priority in assessing the damage by 1080 poison aerial drops says the Sporting Hunters Outdoor Trust. Laurie Collin, a spokesman was responding to news that the wild deer by-kill from a 2017 poison … Continue reading

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The Price of Apathy

by Ben Hope Apathy is commonplace. Just think back to general elections where usually about one million New Zealanders did not vote or were just so disinterested they didn’t register as voters. Recent Fish and Game elections showed a minority … Continue reading

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Anti-Wild Animal Phobia Creates Imaginary Pests

by Ben Hope   In 1958, a Californian Professor of Zoology Dr William Graf, after studying New Zealand’s wild deer situation on behalf of the US state of Hawaii wrote that there existed “an anti-exotic wild animal phobia — not … Continue reading

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Marlborough Anglers Scold Fisheries Minister For Breaking Election Promise

Special Report A Marlborough region recreational sea fishing group has challenged the Minister of Fisheries Stuart Nash over the Labour Party’s 2017 election promise to investigate the quota management system, often referred to as QMS. On February 5, the minister … Continue reading

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Old Whangamomona Road Under Threat

Guest Post by Andi Cockroft It all started back in 2000 when Stratford District Council became so concerned with the state of a locally renowned bridge over the Arnold Stream. So much so that they attempted to block the bridge … Continue reading

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Scientists Criticise QMS Fisheries “Mismanagement”

A group of scientists have come out critical of the New Zealand fishery’s quota management system. Claims that New Zealand has a “world leading” system for sustainably managing sea fisheries are in error, says an international team of fisheries experts. … Continue reading

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Is The Environment in Chemical Cuckoo Land?

by Tony Orman The arrival of the migrant native bird the cuckoo used to be eagerly listened for around October 1. The bird is small and is more often heard than seen, identified by its distinctive whistling call repeated several … Continue reading

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