Richie Cosgrove

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Budget’s Environmental Commitments Welcome

Fish and Game is welcoming the budget, saying it signals a solid intention to turn around years of environmental degradation.

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“Well done” – Fish & Game congratulates farm environment award winners

Fish & Game is congratulating the winners of recent farming awards, saying they are leading the way in showing the agriculture industry that it is possible to look after the...

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Police join forces with Fish & Game rangers in safe hunting initiative

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Fish & Game and police are joining forces this weekend for the opening of the game bird hunting season to encourage safety and enforce hunting and firearm laws.

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Fish Game Ranger Teams To Guard Against Mycoplasma Bovis

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Fish & Game rangers in the lower South Island will be carrying disinfection kits to eliminate the risk of transferring Mycoplasma Bovis when moving from farm to farm while conducting...

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island Region – 27/04/18

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Monday the 30th of April is the last day of the regular fishing season.That means this weekend is the last weekend too.

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North Canterbury Fishing Report Friday 27th April 2018

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The fishing season is all but finished now and with rain forecast for much of the region this weekend, are rivers are likely to become discoloured for a few days,...

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Do it now - Duck hunters urged not to leave licence purchase until last minute

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Amid predictions of a good duck hunting season, game bird hunters are being encouraged to abandon their usual habit of buying a hunting licence at the last minute.

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North Canterbury Fishing Report 20th April 2018

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Dear Anglers, Conditions for fishing have not been good the past week with the main upper river catchments receiving large amounts of rain.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island Region – 20/04/18

Freshly caught Tekapo trout char grilled nothing better

Last Friday the weather finally cleared long enough to allow the completion of the second salmon spawning count for the upper Rangitata spawning streams.

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Use it or lose it – hunters urged to claim their duck hunting maimai this weekend

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Game bird hunters are being reminded time is running out to claim their favourite maimai or duck shooting spot in time for the start of the new hunting season.

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Illegal dumps – another regional council failure

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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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Deadly botulism outbreak kills scores of birds at Te Aroha Wastewater Treatment Plant

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A Waikato district council is being accused of failing to follow its own management plan to contain the deadly bird disease botulism after dozens of waterfowl died on its wastewater...

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Canterbury Lakes re-open for fishing after MPI gives all clear

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Canterbury’s high country lakes have been re-opened to trout angling after the Ministry of Primary Industries gave the all clear.

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Kiwis say polluters should pay – no exceptions

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More than 70 percent of New Zealanders say commercial businesses should pay for the impact they have on the environment.

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Water Pollution Remains Major Concern For New Zealanders

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Pollution of our rivers and lakes is one of New Zealanders’ top two concerns, according to public opinion poll results.

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Fishing tips for the holiday season

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Rotorua’s trout fishing is renowned around the world, attracting thousands of visitors hoping to catch one of the region’s magnificent rainbow or brown trout.

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Otago Fish and Game chief executive calls time

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Otago Fish and Game Council’s chief executive, Niall Watson has given notice of his intention to retire in the first half of the New Year.

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Catch a tagged rainbow and ‘strike gold’

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Catch a specially tagged rainbow trout and win a $500 voucher!

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Fonterra confirms industrial dairying now unsustainable

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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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Weekly Fishing Report– Central South Island Region: 08-12-2017

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For the coming weekend the biggest weather feature will be a westerly front running up the West Coast on Saturday and that might spill a bit of rain into the...

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