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DairyNZ's selective memory in support of polluters

In response to DairyNZ's attempt to dismiss an economic report that highlighted dairy's role in the New Zealand economy is only three per cent of GDP, Fish & Game New...

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Freshwater plan unlikely to have major impact on Dairy Industry - NZIER report

Fish & Game New Zealand has welcomed the findings of a New Zealand Institute of Economic Research report, which rejects claims the Government’s freshwater proposals will have a significant economic impact.

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Canterbury Anglers call to action

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The Central South Island Fish and Game Council and the North Canterbury Fish and Game Council both wish to alert you to a policy proposed by Environment Canterbury that threatens...

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New Zealanders deserve fresh, clean water - Govt needs to deliver

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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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Kiwis expect Govt to deliver strict new water quality rules

Pollution of our rivers and lakes remains a top concern for Kiwis according to public opinion poll results, with two-thirds of people expecting the Government to put rules and regulations...

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Update on the Conservation Indigenous Freshwater Fish Bill

The Conservation (Indigenous Freshwater Fish) Bill has reported back from Parliament's Environment Committee today in a much better shape, which Fish & Game New Zealand can now support.

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Govt agriculture climate plan cautiously welcomed

Fish & Game New Zealand notes the announcement today that the Government and the intensive agriculture leadership have reached a ‘historic consensus’ and are exploring using a formal sector-government agreement...

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Both urban and rural users must protect water quality

Fish & Game New Zealand agrees with Federated Farmers Otago President Simon Davies that we all want lakes and rivers to have the highest water quality.

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Illegal fishing method discovered

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Fish & Game Rangers have become alerted to an illegal fishing rig being used at the Mackenzie Basin Hydro Canals.

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Stats NZ survey shows water reforms have public support

New data released by Stats NZ shows that freshwater quality is New Zealanders' top environmental concern.

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Fish & Game welcome intensive agriculture leadership's winter grazing campaign

Fish & Game New Zealand welcomes the pre-emptive media campaign by Beef + Lamb, DairyNZ and Federated Farmers in anticipation of photos of some farmers behaving badly this winter.

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Salmon crisis prompts rule changes

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Faced with continual decline in the sea run salmon fishery, the two Canterbury Fish & Game regions have voted this week to align most of their salmon regulations.

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Salmon escape prompts Fish & Game crackdown

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Fish & Game Rangers from the Central South Island region are patrolling the Ohau C canal system near Twizel in force after an unexpected escape of over 2,000 salmon this week.

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Tough new rules to clean up water welcomed

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Fish & Game New Zealand welcome that the Government's plan to halt the decline in water quality and improve rivers, lakes and streams will be announced in August.

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Fish & Game welcome Budget 2019 announcements

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Fish & Game New Zealand welcome the Budget 2019 announcement of a $229 million Sustainable Land Use package.

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Startling admission from ORC Chair

An admission by Otago Regional Council Chair Stephen Woodhead that they will probably not meet the deadline to implement current freshwater national standards is concerning, Fish & Game New Zealand...

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Fish & Game NZ welcome investigation into ORC RMA practices

Fish and Game New Zealand welcomes the decision by Environment Minister David Parker to appoint a formal investigator to assess Otago Regional Council’s performance of their RMA functions in relation...

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Fish & Game New Zealand welcomes the Government’s Tourism Strategy

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Fish & Game New Zealand welcomes the Government’s New Zealand-Aotearoa Government Tourism Strategy, which sets out a plan to better manage the challenges of growth on the environment.

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Canterbury water testing alarming

Fish & Game are concerned that Environment Canterbury’s latest groundwater survey shows ninety-five per cent of Canterbury’s monitored wells have nitrate levels worse or no better than those ten years ago.

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Hunters, great prizes for returning duck band details

Rob Williams from Hunting and Fishing New Zealand shows off the jacket prize.

Game bird hunters are again being offered some "very appealing" incentives to take part in one of Fish & Game’s longest-running scientific research programmes.

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