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Welcome To The Future – Popular Family Swimming Spot Dries Up

It is with much sadness that Fish & Game announces that the Selwyn River at Coes Ford, has completely dried up.

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We're Waiting Too Long for Clean Water

The government is being criticised for not being ambitious enough in its just-announced plan to improve water quality in the country’s rivers, lakes and streams.

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Big turnout for wetland opening near Dargaville

Around 80 people turned out for the official opening of the Underwood Wetlands and Scenic Reserve, a major new wetland near Dargaville.

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Northland & Taranaki regions offer special summer game bird hunting opportunities

Hunters are in the North Island are being offered some summer hunting opportunities in a couple of regions next weekend - in advance of the traditional May start of the...

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Underwood Wetland hailed as ‘far-sighted’ joint wetland project

Ecologist Nan Underwood and former owner David Underwood look down on the river flats.

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Support the habitat stamp – and funds that help NZ wetlands and ‘species including humans’

Rotorua artist Jeanette Blackburn

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New manager for Hawke's Bay Fish & Game

The Hawke’s Bay Fish and Game Council has appointed Mark Venman as Regional Manager for the Hawke’s Bay region.

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Joint effort to restore Hawke’s Bay’s lost wetlands

Hawke’s Bay’s farmers, hunters and local authorities are working together to undo some of the centuries of damage to the region’s wetlands and create more wildlife habitat.

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New Environmental Officer for Otago Fish & Game

The Otago Fish and Game Council has appointed Nigel Paragreen to the role of Environmental Officer, continuing the work of Peter Wilson who moved to the Wellington Fish and Game...

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Tasman District Council ‘sharply rebuked’ for failing to hear its community’s river concerns

The Tasman District Council has been sharply criticised for its plan to allow even more water to be taken from the Motueka River, despite widespread community opposition.

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Dairy farmer’s award recognises ‘superb environmental effort’

Dairy farmer Phil Musson’s ‘can do’ attitude has won him the annual Working with Nature environment award from North Canterbury Fish & Game.

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Stricken Salmon farm gets a special Christmas delivery

Smiles beamed from the faces of the owners and staff at the Paringa Salmon Farm café recently when two loads of replacement fish were delivered by Fish & Game staff.

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Stream clean-up aims to ‘tempt’ trout back

Sixty-five tonnes of accumulated silt has been blasted out of a Christchurch stream in an effort to entice trout back to breed, and improve the habitat for other aquatic life.

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Southland District Council appeal move 'defies logic'

“We’re obviously very disappointed”, says Southland Fish & Game chairman Graeme Watson.

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New Blog Post

Genesis Energy has advised there will be five flushing releases of 26 cubic metres per second, for up to 9 hours, from the Moawhango Dam.

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Hawke's Bay Regional Council applauded for feedlot crackdown

Fish & Game is applauding the Hawkes Bay Regional Council for its decision to crackdown on stock feedlots in an effort to better protect the environment.

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Rotorua streams known for ‘trophy brown trout’ set to open

Anglers are gearing up to target some of New Zealand’s “biggest wild trout” as some renown Rotorua streams open for summer.

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Fish & Game Urges Anglers to ‘Steer Clear' of Clarence River

Anglers have been asked to avoid the Clarence River in Canterbury downstream from the gorge following today’s earthquake.

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Oreti River Valley Environment Court decision

Environment Court Judge J E Borthwick's full decision on the Oreti River valley is available below for download by concerned anglers.

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Kiwis Off To World Duck Calling Champs In U.S.

Two young New Zealanders from the South Island have flown out to the United States to take part in the world duck calling championships (flew out Monday 7 Nov).

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