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Government’s new irrigation focus ‘a cynical smokescreen’

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Fish & Game is dismissing as “cynical” and “a smokescreen” the government’s claim it is giving the crown’s irrigation company a new environmental focus.

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Voters urged to take ‘hard look’ at political promises this election

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With just over a fortnight until the General Election on September 23, voters are being urged to take a hard look at which political parties will do the most to...

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Father's Day success for young hunters in the Hawke's Bay

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Each year, nine junior game bird licenceholders from the Hawke's Bay region get to go on a Father's Day driven pheasant shoot at the historic Tuna Nui Station.

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Practice your quack - the duck calling champs are on the way

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The country’s keen duck callers are getting set to compete in the New Zealand Duck Calling Championships to be held in Taupo.

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Political parties speak

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Who will you vote for? Fish & Game NZ gave our politicians the chance to outline their policy positions on the issues important to anglers and hunters.

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Creasy's Column for Reel Life August 2017 - by Hugh Creasy

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“Embrace the cold,” said Harry, “and enjoy the moment.” My snarled reply was unprintable. My left boot was leaking and the cold seeped through my aching limbs.

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Will Spry fishing report, Reel Life August 2017

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Winter seems to be on the way out in the Mackenzie, but fortunately it has been a gentle one for us.

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Martin Langland’s column, Reel Life August 2017

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During May and June, the winter river fishing was the best I’ve ever experienced – maybe due to lower more stable flows, especially in larger rivers.

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2017 Otago Take-a-kid-fishing Days

Stop texting – let’s go fishing!

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Disappointment at Hawke’s Bay Regional Council opposition to Ngaruroro River Water Conservation Orde

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Fish & Game is disappointed the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is opposing a Water Conservation Order to protect the Ngaruroro and Clive Rivers.

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Farming sector urged to back Ngaruroro River Water Conservation Order

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The farming sector is being urged to build on its pledge to make all rivers swimmable by backing the application for a Water Conservation Order on Hawke’s Bay’s Ngaruroro and...

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Fish & Game salutes farming pledge to make rivers swimmable

Fish & Game has applauded the pledge by Federated Farmers to make all New Zealand rivers swimmable.

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New trout licences on sale!

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Freshwater anglers are eagerly anticipating the start of the new trout and salmon fishing season with Fish & Game’s 2017-18 licences now on sale.

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Fish & Game announces new Chief Executive

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Fish & Game has appointed Martin Taylor to take over as Chief Executive from the organisation’s long serving head, Bryce Johnson.

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Time is running out to make a submission to protect Hawke’s Bay’s Ngaruroro River

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The clock is ticking for New Zealanders wanting to ensure Hawkes Bay’s Ngaruroro and Clive Rivers are protected by a rarely-issued Water Conservation Order.

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Freshwater reform opponents accused of ‘scaremongering’

Fish & Game has dismissed as “scaremongering” claims that imposing a royalty on commercial use of water will hurt the public.

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Public urged to make submission to protect Hawke’s Bay’s Ngaruroro River

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New Zealanders are being urged to make submissions to ensure Hawkes Bay’s Ngaruroro and Clive Rivers are protected by a rarely-issued Water Conservation Order.

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Novice adult beginner spin fishing classes

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The Otago Fish & Game Council will be running a FREE novice adult beginner spin fishing class before the start of the 2017/18 fishing season.

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Wakapuaka Pukeko hunt coming up!

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The date has been set for the annual pukeko hunt at Wakapuaka.

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Take A Kid Fishing Day 2017

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This years North Canterbury Take A Kid Fishing Day is being held on October 15 at the The Groynes picnic grounds, off Johns Rd, Belfast, Christchurch starting at 9am.

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