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Red tape and regulations ‘bogging down’ wetland conservation gains - Fish & Game

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Current regulations are not working to maintain existing wetland areas and are hindering the creation of new wetlands, says Fish & Game New Zealand.

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National Party fishing and hunting policy positive for anglers and hunters and conservation efforts

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The National Party’s support for hunting and fishing recognises the valuable contribution anglers and hunters make to the country’s conservation efforts and the importance of trout, salmon and game birds...

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Government biodiversity policy won’t lead to a better environment

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A new Government policy aimed at protecting New Zealand’s natural environment is complex and contradictory.

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Fish & Game New Zealand cautiously welcomes recommended changes to RMA reforms

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Recommended changes to the proposed law to replace the Resource Management Act (RMA) are a boost to the future of freshwater fishing and game bird hunting but questions remain over...

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Uncertain future for fishing and hunting under Resource Management Act reforms

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The proposed law to replace the Resource Management Act (RMA) heralds a major challenge to the future of freshwater fishing and game bird hunting, says Fish & Game New Zealand.

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Fish & Game calls for support to farm recovery effort

Fish & Game is calling on anglers and hunters to reach out to farmers still cleaning up from the devastation of cyclone events earlier in the year.

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Fish & Game calls for Water Conservation Orders to be enforced

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Fish & Game New Zealand is urging regional councils to step up and protect New Zealand’s rivers and lakes by enforcing Water Conservation Orders (WCOs).

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Fish & Game scientists research New Zealand’s rivers with electric fishing technology

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The effects of barriers to fish passage on native species and trout in Taranaki, and a recovering kōaro and eel population in Nelson/Marlborough are among the insights gained in an...

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River guardians back in the water

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Fish & Game has launched a diving programme to monitor New Zealand’s trout populations and assess the health of the nation’s waterways.

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Proposed law turns back on Kiwi way of life

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People who enjoy the outdoors for recreation, fishing and hunting will lose rights under the Natural and Built Environments Bill.

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Call to Halt Decline of Wetlands Ahead of World Wetlands Day

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New Zealanders are being encouraged to consider creating and preserving wetlands to help halt the decline of these threatened habitats across the country.

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Conservation Week is an opportunity to applaud the "massive" environmental effort by anglers and hun

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Conservation Week (September 5-11) is an opportunity to applaud the "massive" environmental effort invested by anglers and hunters throughout the country, says Fish & Game NZ.

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Corina Jordan lands ‘dream’ role as New Zealand Fish and Game Council chief executive

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New Zealand Fish and Game Council has appointed Corina Jordan to the position of chief executive.

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‘Significantly’ More Work Needed To Remedy Environment Woes – Fish & Game

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Fish & Game says the latest stocktake of the New Zealand environment points to significantly more work being required to improve water quality and reverse wetland loss.

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ALERT: Te Reinga Bridge Closure (Ruakituri River)

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The Te Reinga Bridge on the Ruakituri River is Closed to all passage (pedestrians and vehicles) until further notice following damage to the structural support.

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Every Wetland Counts

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Eleven organisations call for doubling wetland extent by 2050

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Positives found in High Court loss on Lindis

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Otago Fish and Game Council is considering the implications of a judgement from the High Court where its appeal against the Lindis River Environment Court decision was not upheld.

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Fish & Game Supports Calls for Forestry Re-Focus

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Fish & Game NZ is supporting calls for an urgent rethink on the rapid proliferation of exotic forests currently being supported by central government, and instead, refocus on native plantings...

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Update on the Fish & Game Review

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The advice from Fish & Game in its submission on the Review to the Minister was that any changes to Fish & Game's regional structure should require further study.

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2021 Fish & Game Election Results

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Anglers and hunters across New Zealand have had their say, and the results are now in for the 2021 Fish & Game Election.

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