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Save recreational access plea by Federated Farmers and Fish & Game

Federated Farmers and Fish & Game are asking Parliament to ensure proposed health and safety legislation does not lead to restrictions on recreational access to farms and forests.

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Fish & Game wins again over Ruataniwha Dam

Fish & Game is welcoming as a “significant victory” the Ruataniwha Board of Inquiry’s final decision on the conditions which would govern the controversial Hawkes Bay dam and irrigation project.

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Fish & Game Urges Government To Act on Water Quality

Fish & Game is urging the government to act immediately on the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s warnings about the continuing deterioration of the country’s waterways and sharp rise in...

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Fish & Game Wants Answers Over Taupo Trout Proposal

Fish & Game is meeting the Office of Treaty Settlements to get answers over a controversial proposal to allow Ngati Tuwharetoa to raise trout in Taupo’s existing trout hatchery facilities.

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Online mapping system helps Waikato hunters hit the mark

Planning a hunting trip in the Waikato just got easier following the introduction of new hunter access point information on the free, nationwide Walking Access Mapping System.

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East coast rivers ‘fire up’ as trout launch into spawning runs

Anglers on the east coast of the North Island are reporting some great fishing as trout settle into their spawning runs.

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Let's weed out the 'bird dumpers' giving us a bad name

Hunters who dumped birds in separate incidents in both the North and South Islands have cast a shadow over the otherwise happy start to the game bird season.

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Day licence 'great way to have a crack at game bird hunting'

If you’ve ever wondered about taking a mate or a family member out game bird hunting…here’s a reminder on how best to go about it.

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Fish & Game applauds ‘law abiding’ game bird hunters

Fish & Game rangers say its pleasing to see that a “responsible majority” of hunters in the North Island stuck to the rules as the new game bird season opened...

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Prospects 'looking up' for North Island game bird hunters

Thousands of game bird hunters will turn out this Saturday (May 2, 2015) – with hopes for a better season in the North Island – with duck numbers generally reported...

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Landmark poaching sentence sends 'strong message'

One of two Bay of Plenty men convicted of poaching spawning trout last winter from a stream near Rotorua has received a precedent-setting jail term.

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Hunting & Fishing New Zealand’s ‘stay dry’ offer to duck hunters

Game bird hunters are again being given the chance to win a camo' hunting jacket this season if they send their duck band details in.

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Game bird hunters – ‘don’t forget ‘pegging day’ to stake out your spot

Fish & Game is urging gamebird hunters to get out now and claim the maimai or duck shooting stand they used last year.

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2015 Fish & Game Council Elections

Fish & Game elections will be held October 2015.

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Fish & Game clamp down on Rotorua stream mouth poachers gets results

Fish & Game officers are confident they’ve made an impact on offending that has been on the rise at some Lake Rotorua stream mouths over recent weeks.

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RMA reform an attack on Kiwi values

Analysis of the Government’s RMA reforms by Sir Geoffrey Palmer QC points to an alarming attack on the nation’s recreational and environmental values.

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Govt plans will wreck river protection

Fish & Game NZ says the Government’s ‘Freshwater reform’ package will wreck Water Conservation Order (WCO) legislation protecting New Zealand’s most outstanding rivers and lakes.

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Fish & Game opposes 'attack' on RMA

Fish & Game NZ has joined leading environmental organisations warning the Government about the perils of re-writing the RMA.

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'Trout and salmon must stay in the RMA'

Fish & Game NZ says suggested changes to the RMA would be an absolute disaster for the environment.

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