The Ethical Cost of Predator Free New Zealand 2050: Suffering in the name of Conservation

by Koen Margodt, Ph.D  The Jane Goodall Institute Global and Department of Philosophy and Moral Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium. Correspondence koen.margodt@janegoodall.global  The Predator Free 2050 (PF 2050) programme aims to eradicate key introduced mammals of New Zealand by 2050 in … Continue reading

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Make Your Vote Count

CORANZ is very strictly apolitical, but we do see apathy as a far greater threat to democracy than any political candidate. With local body elections looming, and closing midday on Saturday 8th October, it is vital you exercise your right … Continue reading

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People Apathy Threatening Democracy

A further opinion by Tony Orman on disappearing democracy I’m a keen recreational fishermen and I revel in being down the Marlborough Sounds fishing for snapper or blue cod or casting a fly for kahawai at a river mouth. But … Continue reading

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A Number One Election Issue 2023 – the Loss of Democracy

Opinion by Tony Orman   Politicians have always had a penchant to forget they are elected  to serve the public and the public interest.  Way, way back in 1974 I wrote to the Labour government and in particular the Minister of … Continue reading

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Fish Hooks Hidden in Ministry’s Fisheries Bill

Sam Woolford is team lead for LegaSea, a non-profit organisation “dedicated to restoring the abundance, biodiversity and health of New Zealand’s marine environment”. OPINION: In 1989 Fisheries Minister Colin Moyle, the father of the current fisheries’ management framework, made what is … Continue reading

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NZ’s Predator Free 2050 “Unethical, Unnecessary, and Unrealistic”

New Zealand’s Predator Free 2050 programme aims to eradicate key introduced mammals to the country by 2050 in order to conserve endangered species. This eradication programme using slow killing poisons, causes a prolonged death agony of intense suffering for millions … Continue reading

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Piecemeal Police gun crime data a ‘dangerous embarrassment’

Media release The Council of Licensed Firearm Owners (COLFO) says piecemeal publication of firearm crime data masks incompetent data collection by Police, increases public firearm fear, and hides the failure of the firearm confiscation programme. A story this week by … Continue reading

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A New Dark Stage in NZ’s Constitutional History.

Opinion by David Round I am afraid we are entering a new dark stage in our constitutional history.  I daresay that, even if you live in Canterbury, you have never heard of the Canterbury Regional Council (Ngai Tahu Representation) Bill, currently before … Continue reading

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Public Conservation Lands Rort

by David Round There is gunfire every night in the streets of the country’s largest city.  The health system is on the verge of collapse. Somewhere around 40% of school pupils regularly play truant. Cabinet Ministers openly talk of replacing … Continue reading

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Deerstalkers Community Plan Stymied by Bureaucrats

by Skara Bohny05:00, Aug 15 2022 “Nelson Mail” (Stuff) Hunters wanting to donate venison hunted on council land say they have been “given the runaround”, despite enthusiasm from Nelson’s mayor. David Haynes of the Nelson branch of the New Zealand Deerstalkers Association … Continue reading

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Don’t be a Loser Through Apathy – Get Involved.

An Opinion by J B Smith I wonder about the issues confronting the fishing and hunting fraternity such as anti-firearm measures, Fish and Game reviews with DOC intent on getting control, dwindling rivers in terms of flow and quality, nitrate levels … Continue reading

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Beware Self-Serving Councillors

Opinion by Tony Orman Elections are basically about the public electing their representatives whether it  be central or local government. With local government elections now in full swing, voters have to assess policies and the intentions of candidates in terms of … Continue reading

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Watergate – The Daddy of Conspiracies

Book Review: Watergate – a New History by Garrett M Graff, published by Avid Reader Press, (Simon and Schuster Inc., New York) Price. Search the internet but available probably about $50. Reviewed by Tony Orman  If you are a conspiracy … Continue reading

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Prefer land ownership reserved for New Zealanders – Eugenie Sage MP

Speaking to the Overseas Investment (Forestry) Amendment Bill in Parliament, Green MP Eugenie Sage said New Zealand land should be for New Zealanders and New Zealand residents. “Green Party policy that overseas investment has to deliver really substantial benefits to New Zealand … Continue reading

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Meticulously Researched Book on Marlborough Sounds History

Book Review: “One Hundred Havens -The Settlement of the Marlborough Sounds”  by Helen Beaglehole, published by Massey University Press. Price  $60. Due for release 8 September, 2022. Reviewed by Tony Orman.               A new book due out early September, “One Hundred … Continue reading

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The Road to Hell

An opinion by Paul Revere  On March 15, 2019 (Julius Caesar’s  “Ides of March”)  innocent and defenceless people were slaughtered at a Christchurch mosque.  The mass murderer, Brenton Tarrant, was not a New Zealand citizen. Incompetent police, granting him a firearms licence, failed … Continue reading

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New Hunting book Makes for a Good Read

Book Review “Straight Arrows and Fast Bullets” by Peter Hill. Published by Bateman Books, price $39.99. Reviewed by Tony Orman Hunting books can vary greatly with some at the lower end, just awful, often littered with profane 4 letter words … Continue reading

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Ecosystem Poison 1080 Should be Banned – Hunting Author

by Tony Orman The author of a new hunting book “Straight Arrows and Fast Bullets” says 1080 poison, used to kill rats and possums, should be banned. Author Peter Hill says in his many years experience of the North Island … Continue reading

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COLFO Worried Police have Misinformed Another Minister

The Council of Licensed Firearm Owners (COLFO) says the new Police Minister, Chris Hipkins, should ask the Police for evidence on how gangs are obtaining firearms. Research previously released by COLFO from Police intelligence reports shows Police have no idea … Continue reading

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Don’t trust MPI with New Powers say Marine Environmentalists

From “Business Desk”, article by Jem Traylen, 11 July, 2022 Proposed reforms to streamline fisheries decision-making should be dumped as the government can’t be trusted to use them responsibly, says a coalition of environmental groups. The Deepsea Conservation Coalition (DSCC) … Continue reading

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