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Regional council must act on deadly botulism outbreaks
An outbreak of avian botulism in Waikato’s Whangamarino wetland that has killed thousands of waterfowl including some rare indigenous species is yet another wake-up call for urgent action, says Fish...
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River guardians back in the water
Fish & Game has launched a diving programme to monitor New Zealand’s trout populations and assess the health of the nation’s waterways.
Proposed law turns back on Kiwi way of life
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
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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Corina Jordan lands ‘dream’ role as New Zealand Fish and Game Council chief executive
New Zealand Fish and Game Council has appointed Corina Jordan to the position of chief executive.
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Every Wetland Counts
Eleven organisations call for doubling wetland extent by 2050
Manchurian wild rice could trick you
Duck hunting gets you out along the waterways and in among some of the plants that like wet feet.
Fish & Game Supports Calls for Forestry Re-Focus
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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Takitakitoa wetland impresses trustees
“The best bang for your buck” is how Game Bird Habitat Trust Chairperson Andy Tannock described Takitakitoa Wetland on Saturday morning.
Precautionary Closure to Upper Tekapo Canal Trout Fishery
Angler concern over the sustainability of one of the world’s best “trophy” trout fisheries will lead to a precautionary closure during the 2021 winter fishing season.
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Mallards explore the South Pacific
Two intrepid New Zealand mallard ducks have turned up on the small New Caledonian island of Lifou.
New Zealanders deserve fresh, clean water - Govt needs to deliver
Today's Government announcement has the potential to fix New Zealand's freshwater pollution crisis - but only if the right options are selected, Fish & Game New Zealand Chief Executive Martin...
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“A great day for outdoor lovers, conservation and the environment” - Fish and Game welcomes the halt
Fish and Game is welcoming the government’s move to end tenure review of the South Island high country, saying the controversial process has cost New Zealanders dearly.
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Water pollution is now New Zealanders’ Number One Concern
Pollution of our rivers and lakes is worrying New Zealanders more than any other issue, according to just-released public opinion poll results.
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“The wait is over” Fish & Game welcomes Government’s plan to improve water quality
Fish and Game is welcoming the government’s just announced plan to tackle water quality, saying such action is well overdue.
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Illegal dumps – another regional council failure
Fish & Game is calling for an urgent nationwide audit of illegal rural dumps following a report revealing thousands of farmers may be breaking the law by burning or burying...
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Water Pollution Remains Major Concern For New Zealanders
Pollution of our rivers and lakes is one of New Zealanders’ top two concerns, according to public opinion poll results.
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Fonterra confirms industrial dairying now unsustainable
Fish & Game is welcoming Fonterra’s first ever sustainability report in 16 years on its environmental performance, saying it shows the corporate dairy giant is scrambling to respond to public...
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Fish & Game salutes outgoing Parliamentary Commissioner for Environment
Fish & Game New Zealand is paying tribute to outgoing Parliamentary Commission for the Environment, Dr Jan Wright, saying her time in the role has benefitted all New Zealanders.
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Rethink needed on waterway fencing requirements
New research on keeping stock out of rivers and streams requires an urgent and radical rethink of the current national riparian fencing strategy, according to Fish & Game.
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