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Wellington Weekly Report March 17

We're looking down the barrel of a bit of damp and cold weekend with summer disappearing as quickly as it appeared.

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The wait is over – game bird licences are now on sale

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The opportunity to bag a duck, pheasant or quail for the family table is drawing nearer, with game bird hunting licences for the 2017 season going on sale today.

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Do your bit to help protect wildlife habitat – buy a game bird licence

New Zealanders are being urged to do their bit to protect some of the country’s most important environmental areas by buying the latest Fish & Game habitat stamp.

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F&G Criticises Overseas Investment Office Hunter Valley Decision as ‘Extraordinary’

The Otago Fish and Game Council is critical of the Overseas Investment Office decision on the sale of the Hunter Valley Station to a foreign buyer, describing it as “extraordinary”...

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Nelson Marlborough March Club Newsletter

Read the Clubs March 2017 Newsletter here

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Trout Population Gets a Boost with Upcoming Releases

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Fish & Game are about to commence a number of fishery enhancement releases over the coming month, including a Trust Power release of 400 adult rainbow trout into the Branch/Leatham Rivers.

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Weekly Fishing Report– Central South Island Region – 03-03-2017

Caught a Tench lately? Ever heard of coarse fishing waters? If you are wondering what I am getting at, it’s the fact that unique fishing opportunities exist in the Central...

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Fishing report for the North Canterbury Region Friday 3rd of March

Tony Hawker North Canterbury Fish & Game Officer

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NZFFA Report Feb 2017

Ten things I learned about Nick Smith's swimmable water standard

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Conditions looking good for this weekend’s Waimakariri salmon fishing competition

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Following on from last weekend’s Rakaia Salmon Fishing Competition, anglers will have the chance to try their luck on the Waimakariri River this weekend.

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Upper Ahuriri River Angler Survey

Have you fished the upper Ahuriri River above Longslip Creek this season? If the answer is “yes” Central South Island Fish & Game would like to hear about your angling experience.

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Calling all Otago junior duck hunters

Otago Fish & Game Council has dedicated this Saturday as a special hunting season for young shooters to have a go at Paradise Shelduck.

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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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