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Hundreds Of Trout Return To Refurbished Spawning Race

After the first full refurbishment work since 1968, the Aviemore spawning race is attracting hundreds of brown and rainbow trout and providing more habitat for them to breed in.

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Law Change Threatens Fish & Game’s Ability To Protect Wildlife

Fish & Game is warning that proposed changes to wildlife legislation will severely restrict its ability to do its job and protect wildlife and the environment.

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South Islanders Still Have A Month Of Duck Shooting To Go!

Don’t put away the guns just yet; you still have a month to go!

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Government Move To Protect Hawke's Bay's Ngaruroro River Welcomed

Iwi, environment and recreational organisations are welcoming the Environment Minister’s decision to take the next step in protecting Hawkes Bay’s Ngaruroro and Clive Rivers with a Water Conservation Order.

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NZ Duck Calling Championships - Winners

SOUTH ISLAND FINALIST QUACKS HIS WAY TO WORLD CHAMPS IN U.S.

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Government Urged To Heed Its Environmental Watchdog's Advice

The Government is being urged to heed Parliament’s environmental watchdog’s call to better monitor and protect New Zealand’s environment, including addressing public concerns over whether it is safe to swim...

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Minister Called On To Protect Otago High Country Access

Otago Fish and Game Council is calling on the Minister of Lands Louise Upston to intervene in the tenure review of a Crown-owned Otago station until public access to the...

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North Canterbury Fish And Game Announce Lower Rakaia Fishery Restoration Project

Thousands of Brown Trout will be released in the lower reaches of the Rakaia River shortly after the North Canterbury Fish and Game Council voted to approve the release of...

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Government Must Act On Freshwater Management After Landmark Scientific Report

The Government is being urged to reconsider how freshwater is being used and managed after world-leading research by the Cawthron Institute revealed that taking water from rivers affects fish much...

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Insights Into Duckling Survival & Female Mallard Brooding Behavior

Southland Fish & Game Officer Erin Garrick has received top marks for her thesis towards a Masters in Wildlife Management on Duckling Survival & Habitat Selection of Brood-Rearing Mallard Females.

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Waikato Rivercare Pays Tribute To Supporters In Green Ribbon Award Win

Waikato RiverCare Inc. is humbled to win the Green Ribbon Award in the 'caring for our water' category at the annual ceremony held at the beehive.

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‘Great Weekend' To Try Trout Fishing On Rotorua Lakes

With fine weather forecast, holidaymakers heading for Rotorua are reminded that it’s a great time to have a go at trout fishing on the Rotorua lakes, says Fish & Game.

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Volunteers Join In Canterbury Fish Rescue

Fish & Game staff and volunteers have spent three days salvaging fish from the Amuri Irrigation scheme canals near Culverden, North Canterbury.

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Duck Callers ‘Squawk It Out’ In The Calling Champs

There was so much squawking you could be forgiven for thinking that a flock of ducks had taken up refuge inside the Springston Hotel in Canterbury on Saturday night.

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Shoreline Fishing Revs Up With Winter’s Spawning Runs

Shoreline fishing is beginning to fire up on the Rotorua lakes, as wintry weather prompts trout into their spawning runs.

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Taxpayers Still Cleaning Up After Polluters

The Government’s announcement of a $100 million dollar fund to clean up the country’s increasing number of degraded rivers and lakes shows taxpayers are continuing to pay for polluters, according...

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World Fish Migration Day A Success

Dozens of Canterbury school children have had a fun-filled day at Opawa School in Christchurch getting hands-on experience of what fish have to go through as they migrate up and...

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Jail term hits home ‘strong message’ to would be poachers

Fish & Game says the jailing of a second man in a large-scale poaching case – sends a strong message that trout poaching is taken seriously by the courts and...

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Stranded fish rescued after the Ashley River dries up

North Canterbury Fish & Game staff have rescued more than 40 fish in a fish salvage operation in the Ashley River.

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Thousands revel in opening day’s hunting in spite of Indian summer conditions

Tens of thousands of hunters have turned out countrywide for the opening of the new game bird hunting season.

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