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Opinions expressed are not necessarily the views of CORANZ. But in the interests of open and fair debate, CORANZ prints opinion pieces.

River Rescue Promises Washed Up in Billions Borrowed

What has happened to the 2017 promises by the Labour, Greens and NZ First parties – now forming government – to tangibly start the task of cleaning up the public’s waterways after decades of neglect? That’s the question two prominent … Continue reading

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All Foreign Investment Applicants Must be Tested – CAFCA

               The Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotearoa (CAFCA) has congratulated the Government for announcing that it is going to implement a measure that CAFCA has advocated – namely, applying its proposed national interest … Continue reading

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The Covid19 Conundrum and Destructive Poison Link

Opinion by Andi Cockroft Watching our Prime Minister at her regular Covid-19 press conferences, it was intriguing to see her draw a distinction between “elimination” and “eradication”.  Puzzled – because to me they have the same meaning – I went … Continue reading

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Book Review-“Duped -the True Story behind Predator Free New Zealand”

Book Review “Duped – The True Story behind Predator Free New Zealand”  by Les Kelly. Self published. Available from predatorfreenz@gmail.com, Price $25 plus postage i.e.$29.50 for urban delivery or $33.50 for rural delivery. Reviewed by Tony Orman Marlborough conservationist Les … Continue reading

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Indoctrinating/radiclising Kids With Fibs is Wrong

An opinion by Tony Orman Education is so important. The ancient Greek philosopher Plato once said “If a man neglects his education he walks lame for the rest of his life.” But is education delivering only good values and the … Continue reading

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DoC and Scientists

Opinion by John McNab The New Zealand Department of Conservation (DoC) employ scientists to come up with conclusions that will be deemed favourable to the pro-poison policies (aka policy-based evidence-making.) However, if a scientist comes up with the unwanted realities, … Continue reading

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Governments Still Hooked on Foreign Investors

Governments had a strong tendency to show a bias towards foreign investors says Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotearoa (CAFCA). Murray Horton, CAFCA’s secretary/organiser writing in the latest issue of the organisation’s “Foreign Control Watchdog” said the standard line from … Continue reading

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Mixed Bag Mark for “Gutless” Government on Foreign Buy-ups

by Ben Hope An analysis of the government’s performance in stemming the foreign buy-up of New Zealand has given it a mixed mark. Murray Horton, secretary organiser for Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotearoa (CAFCA) said while there were encouraging … Continue reading

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Trout Farming 1970s Battle Recalled

by Tony Orman “The sport of trout fishing belongs to all New Zealanders.” That was the first sentence in a chapter entitled “Trout Farming” in a book I wrote back in 1979 entitled “The Sport in Fishing.” Trout farming was … Continue reading

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Conservationist John Muir’s Words of Wisdom

Compiled by Ben Hope John Muir, a noted early 20th century American conservationist and author, was the founder of the US’s Sierra Club and wrote several books as well, including The Mountains of California (1894), Our National Parks (1901), Stickeen: … Continue reading

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Unlawful Lockdown Rules Hampered Outdoor Recreation – NZ Outdoors party

The New Zealand Outdoors Party is stunned that the government proceeded with strict lockdown rules and threats of prosecution despite preliminary Crown legal advice that government’s plans were unlawful.    The lockdown rules prohibiting outdoors activities such as swimming, fishing, … Continue reading

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Firearm Registry Predicted to be a Total Waste

The government’s intention to impose a firearm registry on the firearm owning public will be a waste of time and money says Nicole McKee of the Council of Licensed Firearm Owners (COLFO). The comment followed the release of the Auditor-General … Continue reading

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Health Issues Lurk in our Water

Special report thanks to Newsroom. There are health issues lurking in New Zealanders’ water that need urgent attention says Dr Mike Joy, a Senior Research Fellow in the Institute for Governance and Policy Studies in Wellington School of Business and Government … Continue reading

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Whose Land is it Anyway?

by Michelle Terry We have fallen into a habit of calling our public land ‘DoC-Land’ thanks to the media and even our politicians who use this jargon.  But the hard, indisputable fact is that land doesn’t belong to the Department of … Continue reading

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Who Cares if Government Amends RMA to Exclude Consultation?

A very personal opinion by Andi Cockroft Environment Minister David Parker wants to fast track important project consents by excluding public input. If the Government goes ahead with this threat to remove public consultation from the RMA process surrounding major … Continue reading

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Fish and Game Review Could be an Opportunity

A former president of the Professional Fishing Guides Association sees the proposal to review Fish and Game as an opportunity to effect positive change. “It would be wise to see what the Department of Conservation has in the way of plans … Continue reading

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Three Books to Enjoy

by Tony Orman I still regard October 1 as a special day, the opening of a new trout season heralding spring and early summer. It used to be in the 1950s when I was a barefoot kid fishing the Manawatu and its tributaries the Kahuterawa, Tokomaru and Tiritea there was … Continue reading

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Fish and Game Review Proposal OK But Not By DOC

A major trout and salmon fishing advocacy has expressed strong support for Fish and Game NZ which the Minister of Conservation and Department of Conservation propose a review of.New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers president Peter Trolove of Canterbury made … Continue reading

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COLFO Challenges Government’s “Sloppy” Firearm Law

The Council of Licenced Firearm Owners (COLFO) is today (4 May) heading to court to challenge the government and Minister of Police over its firearm law rushed through following the 2019 March 15 mosque massacre by an Australian. COLFO spokesperson … Continue reading

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Animal Cruelty During Covid-19 Lockdown

Opinion by Lynley Tulloch The creation of a Facebook page and group during the Covid-19 lockdown called The Great NZ Lock Up Mouse Hunt Comp is concerning on a number of levels. The aim of this group is for New … Continue reading

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