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Fish and Game backs Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment

Fish and Game is supporting the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s call for better ways of assessing and looking after freshwater quality.

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Environmental Disaster Unfolding in Southland and South Otago

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Fish and Game is warning that Southland and South Otago are facing another season of environmental damage and animal welfare issues as farmers continue to flout winter crop growing guidelines.

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Fish & Game: compensation claims ‘completely false’

Auckland/Waikato Fish & Game has strongly refuted as “completely false” a Waikato Times article’s claim that the organisation has been ordered to pay compensation as the result of a court case.

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Second Fonterra sustainability report confirms industrial dairying unsustainable

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Fish & Game is welcoming Fonterra’s second ever sustainability report in 17 years on its environmental performance, saying it shows the corporate dairy giant is still scrambling to respond to...

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Canterbury water testing raises health concerns

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Fish & Game has carried out sampling in Canterbury - knowing that nitrates contamination in rivers kills trout - to see whether contamination from intensive dairy farming is getting into...

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Time’s running out - have your say on protecting trout!

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Fish & Game is calling on anglers, as a deadline approaches, to step up their efforts to ensure trout and angling are protected from the controversial Conservation (Indigenous Freshwater Fish)...

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Otago Fish & Game Officer vacancy

Otago Fish & Game Council is the not-for-profit agency responsible for the management of sports fish (trout & salmon) and game birds (primarily waterfowl) and their habitats, in the recreational...

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“The wait is over” Fish & Game welcomes Government’s plan to improve water quality

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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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Anglers and hunters strongly urged to vote with Fish & Game polls open

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Anglers and hunters are being urged to “make time now” to vote in Fish & Game’s elections – with a warning that choosing the best councillors to represent them has...

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Fish & Game elections off to ‘healthy start’

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Fish & Game elections are off to a “flying start” with plenty of candidates throwing their hats into the ring.

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Fish & Game Officer -West Coast Region

Fish & Game N.Z. West Coast has a vacancy for a full-time Fish & Game Officer to work remotely in the Buller and West Coast regions.

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‘Clean it up or stop it’ – call for action on environmentally damaging intensive winter feeding

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The agriculture industry is being challenged to clean up its act and enforce much higher standards for the environmentally damaging practice of intensive winter feeding.

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Hawkes Bay Regional Council told to stop breaking promises on stock feedlots

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Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is being told to “lift its game” and stop breaking the promises it has made to crackdown on the region’s stock feedlots.

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Standing for fishing, hunting and the environment – call for candidates to contest the Fish & Game e

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Anglers and hunters are being called on to stand as candidates in this year’s Fish & Game elections.

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Fish & Game tells Horizons ‘stop squirming and act'

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Horizons Council told to stop trying to squirm out of its responsibilities

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Fish & Game Officer -West Coast Region

Fish & Game N.Z. West Coast has a vacancy for a full-time Fish & Game Officer based in Hokitika.

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Timidity undermines Land and Water Forum Report when boldness required

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Fish & Game is disappointed with the just-released Land and Water Forum report, saying it’s too timid and fails to provide answers on improving water quality.

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'A Good Start’ - Government’s new tourism levy welcomed

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Fish and Game is backing the government’s proposed levy on overseas visitors, saying it is a good start to tackling the growing pressure on New Zealand’s back country.

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Check, clean and dry to combat ‘lake snow’

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Fish & Game is urging its licenceholders to check, clean and dry their angling and hunting equipment to help combat the North Island spread of the algae which causes lake snow.

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Queens Birthday Honour for Environmental Champion

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“A champion for the environment” – Fish & Game says Bryce Johnson’s Queen’s Birthday honour is “richly deserved”

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