NZ’s Vegetation’s Ecosystem Needs Browsing Whether Moa or Deer

by Tony Orman Sometimes browsing through piles of paper work and inevitable newspaper clippings, you come across some interesting views that have been gathering dust and in danger of being forgotten. The other day, I found a copy of an … Continue reading

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Election Eve Thought – The 1080/Democracy’ Relationship

Opinion  by Tony Orman Public debate about 1080 – and the throttling of it –  has the demise of democracy written all over it. Let me explain. In 2016 National’s Environment Minister Nick Smith announced “government plans to take pest control out … Continue reading

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Photo essay – New Zealand – Clean, Green 1080% Pure

Our ongoing run up toward election day, we feature yet more of the series of short videos produced by The Graf Boys. Skip the mandatory ads after a few seconds

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Rangitoto Range 1080 Poison Drop – deer repellent not effective

Still continuing our run up toward election day, we feature yet more of the series of short videos produced by The Graf Boys.

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Outdoor Kiwis Urged to Vote

by Rupert Pye A New Zealand-wide outdoor recreation organisation says the outdoors voting public has the potential to have a big impact on election day if they apply judicious examination of polices and integrity of parties. Chairman of the Council … Continue reading

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Deer Mass-poisoned – Lake Taupo Farmer Speaks Out

Continuing our run up toward election day, we feature more of the series of short videos produced by The Graf Boys.

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Waikato Regional Council Pest Grants Spark Community Opposition

A Coromandel conservation group says Waikato Regional Council is fueling community discord by major funding of controversial pest control plans of private groups and introducing a new council policy of secrecy regarding increased poison operations on the peninsula. The Upper … Continue reading

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Freshwater Clean-up Languishing with Election Rhetoric

The urgent need to action freshwater reform is being forgotten in the hullabaloo of election rhetoric says the New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers. Federation president Dr Peter Trolove said at the 2017 election freshwater reform was to the fore … Continue reading

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Rescue Helicopters Used to Poison Deer – Tourists Speak Out – Mt Aspiring National Park

As we run up toward election day, we feature a series of short videos produced by The Graf Boys. We start with Rescue Helicopters Used to Poison Deer – Tourists Speak Out – Mt Aspiring National Park

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What DOC doesn’t want you to know about 1080 Poison

From 6 years ago, but sadly DOC has learned nothing in those intervening years. Under Sage and the Green Party, they’ve doubled-down to the point Kea are rapidly heading for exinction.

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Labour and National Snub Outdoor Recreation and Environment Issues

  Press Release by Council of Outdoor Recreation Assns of NZ (CORANZ) The two major political parties Labour and National have shown disinterest in the outdoors and the environment judging by both parties failure to respond to an election questionnaire … Continue reading

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Public Trust Feature Film | The Fight for America’s Public Lands

Must see, US parallel to Godzone’s problems A feature-length documentary about America’s system of public lands and the fight to protect them.

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Poisoning Paradise : 1080 poison across New Zealand

Last year’s 60-Minute interview with campaigner Chris Short, who died fighting the 1080 poisoning of GodZone, even enduring gaol time for his publicity stunt on Tongariro

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A New Culture – Quality Before Quantity

Opinion by Tony Orman “It’s an ill wind that blows nobody any good,” my dear mother used to say.  It was an adage that I initially  found somewhat confusing but now I know through experience. The recent experience of lockdown … Continue reading

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A Book for Every Wilderness Wanderer

Book Review: “The Great Unknown’ by Geoff Spearpoint. Published by Potton and Burton. Price $60. Reviewed by Tony Orman This book “The Great Unknown” is strikingly illustrated, informative and makes for absorbing reading about the author’s wilderness explorations of the Southern … Continue reading

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Salmon Wars: Salmon Farms, Wild Fish and the Future of Communities

A Canadian documentary on fish farms and aquaculture and their effect on the communities that surround them. For more information, visit http://www.salmonwars.com

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NZ First’s Silence for Three Years Over 1080.

Opinion by Tony Orman   NZ First is making a last-ditch attempt to scramble into parliament and are using the 1080 poison issue to fuel its efforts. Political pundits are predicting NZ First will be history after election day. NZ … Continue reading

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Police Home Raids on Firearm Owners Illegal

Yesterday the Independent Police Conduct Authority released its decision on three raids of the homes of licenced firearms owners following the Mosque shootings and judged  the Police’s actions were unlawful. The Authority ruled that Police misused Section 18, which says Police may … Continue reading

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NZ Outdoors Party To Sue Facebook Over Democracy

(NZ Outdoors Party press release) It’s challenging and frustrating being an emerging party battling against the status quo. Many are bored and frustrated about old boys (and girls) politics, but are unaware of the innovative policies offered by emerging parties such as … Continue reading

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OUR MINISTER OF CONSERVATION IS A WORRY, IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE

Guest Post by Carol Sawyer OUR MINISTER OF CONSERVATION IS A WORRY, IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE – NO WONDER THE EEL LOOKS TERRIFIED A Minister of Conservation should know at least something about the creatures she is killing, (like … Continue reading

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