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Hunting & fishing access protected under new laws

Game bird hunter access to traditional hunting spots on farm dams, rivers and creeks remains unaffected by new workplace safety legislation.

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Environmental degradation forces closure of North Canterbury fisheries

Winter trout fishing will be closed in the lower reaches of North Canterbury rivers from the end of April after approval from the Department of Conservation’s Director General.

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Game bird hunters reminded to turn out on pegging day to reserve hunting spot

Fish & Game is reminding game bird hunters to get out and stake a claim this weekend for their favourite maimai, before the game bird season starts on Saturday, 7 May.

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Have a go at trout fishing with a ‘bargain’ licence

If for some reason you never got around to buying a trout fishing licence for summer, special winter trout fishing licences on sale now are a bargain!

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Fish & Game says Government must heed young New Zealanders and act on clean water petition

Fish & Game is calling on the government to act for all New Zealanders and heed the public petition on clean water presented to politicians at Parliament on Tuesday.

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Planned lowland waterways closure forced by environmental degradation, says Fish & Game

North Canterbury Fish & Game says the proposed ban on winter sports fishing in the lowland waterways is a regrettable measure which comes as the result of long term environmental...

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Threatened environment to benefit from game bird hunting licence sales

Game bird hunting licences are going on sale (March 17) with some of the money raised from the sales going towards preserving New Zealand’s shrinking wetlands.

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Fish & Game applauds Landcorp environmental lead

Fish & Game has applauded the decision by the country’s largest farming company to significantly scale back its plans to turn forests near Taupo into dairy farms.

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Wetland birds die in botulism outbreak

A botulism outbreak at an internationally significant wetland just south of Auckland has killed hundreds of game and migratory birds including some endangered species.

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Fish & Game critical of "weak" government response to poor water quality

Fish & Game is critical of the government’s just-released consultation document on fresh water, saying overall it will weaken not strengthen existing environmental protection and is a smokescreen to hide...

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Hawke's Bay Regional Council under fire for river stand

The group asking for a Water Conservation Order for Hawke’s Bay’s Ngaruroro and Clive Rivers is disappointed the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has come out against the initiative, describing the...

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Fishing hots up at Lake Rotorua stream mouths

The fishing at Lake Rotorua stream mouths is firing for anglers as trout congregate at the cool water coming out of the streams.

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Game bird hunters raise money to support World Wetlands Day

New Zealanders who want to help protect some of the country’s most important environmental areas are urged to buy the latest Fish & Game habitat stamp being launched today (Tuesday...

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Fish & Game leads community effort to save threatened Marlborough wetland

Marlborough’s largest surviving wetland is being restored through the efforts of hunters, an international winemaker, Fish & Game, DoC and conservation minded community volunteers.

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Fish & Game applauds tourism industry call for government action on water quality

Fish & Game is congratulating the tourism industry for its stand over the government’s continuing failure to address New Zealand’s deteriorating water quality.

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First, catch your trout!

Summer is here and the time is right for putting a fresh-caught trout or salmon on the BBQ.

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Concern over plan for road through Kahurangi National Park

Fish & Game is concerned over a proposal to put a road through the South Island’s remote Kahurangi National Park, saying it will jeopardise a pristine environment and an existing...

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Fish away your summer holidays!

Holidaymakers are being encouraged to try something new this summer and have a go at trout and salmon fishing.

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Hawke’s Bay Fish & Game Council gets set to ‘tackle challenges’ of new year

Hawke’s Bay’s new Fish and Game Council recently held its inaugural meeting and councillors are “looking forward” to tackling the challenges of the coming year.

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Anglers with no licence ‘commonest offence’

On the second day of summer, Eastern Fish & Game has revealed that while the commonest offence encountered remains fishing without a licence – officer safety measures in dealing with...

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