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Freshwater reforms a significant step forward

The Government's policy announced today is a significant step forward in reducing pollution in our rural and our urban waterways caused by intensive farming and through council's neglect.

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Hunters have opening day success

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New Zealand was a hive of activity in the early hours today as thousands of hunters headed out before dawn to start the 2020 game bird hunting season.

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Alligator weed alert for Manawatu hunters

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Horizons Regional Council urges duck shooters this weekend to report any sightings of one of the world’s worst pest plants, Alligator Weed, in the Manawatū River or nearby ponds.

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Canterbury Anglers get Covid-19 bonus

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Anglers in North Canterbury who have spent the last seven weeks in various forms of lockdown are now able to fish selected lakes and rivers that would be normally closed...

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Getting the most out of your gundog - Part 2: Bring home your pup home and how to start training

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So, you’ve found someone with a suitable litter of pups, watched them grow to 8 weeks of age, and now they’re ready for you to bring your one home.

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Game On... Date confirmed for the 2020 duck hunting season

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23rd of May will be opening day, marking the start of the 2020 game bird season following today’s announcement of the move to Alert Level 2.

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Hunters praised for following the rules

Game bird hunters throughout the country followed the rules last weekend on what would have been the traditional start to the game bird hunting season.

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No duck hunting this weekend

Duck hunters are reminded that this weekend is not the start of the annual game bird season.

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Game bird season opening confirmed

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The Government have announced that the game bird season is delayed. However, we are pleased to announce we will have a game bird season under Alert Level 2 with the...

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Hunting is a safe activity

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The New Zealand outdoors offers fantastic hunting opportunities. Over 195,000 hunters recreate in New Zealand each year and Fish & Game New Zealand and the Game Animal Council say that...

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South Island salmon harvest survey to start

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South Island salmon anglers are being asked for their help in the first east coast wide salmon harvest survey.

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Getting the most out of your gundog - 9 April 2020

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Choosing a Breed

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Glenariffe Stream fencing project underway

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Fish & Game are still actively working to ensure the habitat for our game birds and sports fish are protected.

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Mallards explore the South Pacific

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Two intrepid New Zealand mallard ducks have turned up on the small New Caledonian island of Lifou.

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Fishing report for the North Canterbury Region Friday 20th March 2020

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Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury region fishing report, well a lot has changed in a week.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 19-03-2020

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If you are heading to the canals this weekend and hope to catch a salmon, I suggest you try the Tekapo Canal around the Stilling Basin and salmon farms.

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Weekly Fishing Report -North Canterbury 12-3-20

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Although the salmon fishery has not been experiencing the returns seen in the nineties, many anglers are still optimistic that the salmon are coming.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 12-03-2020

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The canals are fishing OK currently with the occasional whopper getting caught, but the mainstay of the catch is rainbow trout and salmon around 1kg.

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Wellington Weekly Fishing report 12 March 2020

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Autumn has arrived right on cue with rain and a dramatic drop in temperatures across the region.

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Fishing report for the North Canterbury Region Friday 6th March 2020

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Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury region fishing report, the weather looks to be quite reasonable this weekend.

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