Forest and Bird “Wacky” Blaming of Wild Animals

Opinion by David Haynes of Nelson Introduction: On June 18, 2021 “Stuff” ran a Forest and Bird article entitled “Culling Pests Could Slash Carbon Output”. The “pests” included “deer, possums, goats, feral pigs and other invasive animals”. Forest and Bird argued culling these “pests” would allow native forests to recover to … Continue reading

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Guest post from Alan Simmons, President & Co-Leader. NZ Outdoors Party  items in italics are actual quotes from DOC briefing papers to the Minister. Please help to build up a fighting fund in case we need to mount a judicial … Continue reading

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Swiss Voter Reject a Pesticide Ban But—

Voters in Switzerland on Sunday overwhelmingly rejected a referendum to ban the use of pesticides. The ban would have stopped their use not only on farms but in home gardens too. It would also have prohibited the import of produce … Continue reading

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Top New Hunting Book Hits the Bookshelves

Book Review “Hunting Life”, subtitled “Moments of Truth” by Peter Ryan, published by Bateman Books, price $39.99, release date 12th July Reviewed by Tony Orman   Peter Ryan has hunted over four continents, among them Africa and South America and … Continue reading

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Swiss Voters Referendum on Pesticide-free

Switzerland is holding a referendum over whether or not to ban synthetic pesticides. Environmentalists, are battling the powerful lobby of farmers and agrochemical companies over the issue. The pesticide issue has been simmering for some time with the public concern … Continue reading

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Historic Hawkes Bay Homestead Book

Book review “Historic Homesteads of Hawkes Bay” by Angus Gordon, published by Mary Egan Publishing, Price $50. Reviewed by Tony Orman Hawkes Bay has a rich rural history of early European farming settlement. Often gracious homesteads were built on the … Continue reading

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Fishing and Shooting Public Overwhelmingly Opposed to Government Interference

The trout fishing and duck shooting public are overwhelmingly opposed to a proposal to inject Government appointees into Fish and Game. That is the interim result from an on-going survey by the New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers (NZFFA) of the anglers’ and hunters’ opinion … Continue reading

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Climate Change Commission has Hidden Agenda?

(contributed) The Climate Change Commission recently released its final recommendations for Government.  But the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union has attacked it for its inability to fight climate change. “This plan is not actually about reducing emissions. It is about a … Continue reading

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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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Do Possums Like Eggs? An Update

In a 4-part experiment laid out HERE, I showed a backyard experiment confirming absolutely that possums are not interested in eggs – even when a lure is pasted on them. I also encouraged anyone who wished to undertake the experiment … 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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Impact of 1080 – It’s Not Just Animals (Part 2)

In part 2 we look at other impacts of 1080 poisoning and the devastating effects it can have, and our Governments (past and present) ruthless and ever-expanding 1080 programme. In Part 1 (here), we looked at the effects of 1080 … Continue reading

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Impact of 1080 – It’s Not Just Animals (Part 1)

In any ecological environment, there is a food chain starting with the smallest and getting bigger at each link until you reach the top. Looking first at the oceans, and plankton – one of the smallest of God’s creatures – … 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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Depletion of Kahawai Along Marlborough’s Coastline

Published by courtesy of the “Blenheim Sun” The Marlborough Recreational Fishers Association has written to the government expressing deep concern about the heavy depletion of kahawai along Marlborough’s coastline. In a letter to the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries David … 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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