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New Fishing Season Looms For ‘Freshwater Fishing Nirvana’

With the new trout fishing season less than a fortnight away on October 1, Fish & Game is reminding Kiwis and visitors to New Zealand to start getting ready now...

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Trout Released For Research Into The Lower Rakaia

Nearly 2000 brown trout are to be released next week into the Lower Rakaia as part of an attempt to learn more about the fishery.

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Government Failing New Zealanders On Clean Water

Fish & Game says the government has failed all New Zealanders with its refusal to commit itself to higher freshwater standards, such as making it safe to swim in rivers.

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Fish & Game Magazine Editorial: Democracy Is A Beautiful Thing When Used Well...

Democracy is a beautiful thing, providing everyone the opportunity to regularly hold decision makers to account. Perhaps that’s why the concept has long been a target for cynics.

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Both Barrels North Island Roundup Aug 2016

Starting at the top of the island, Northland Region will hold special open seasons next summer – the first for paradise shelduck is on the weekend of 25 and 26...

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Both Barrels South Island Roundup Aug 2016

SHOVELER MONITORING RESULTSStaff were recently out counting shoveler (kuruwhengi) as part of a nationwide monitoring campaign which has been taking place for well over a decade.

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Lake Ellesmere Clean Up Underway

Derelict maimais and rubbish on Canterbury’s Lake Ellesmere have met their match with Fish & Game staff removing them as part of a long running annual programme of environmental enhancement work.

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Anglers – ‘Go For Gold In Your Own Backyard’

Anglers…get all set to go for gold of your own in the new fishing season – by buying your sports fishing licence early.

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Three Charged After Poached Trout Seized At Spawning Stream

Three Rotorua men have been charged with possessing 17 trout poached from a closed spawning stream at Lake Rotoiti earlier this winter.

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Again for West Coast only!

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White baiting in Westport

This is for the Wer Coast region only!

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Don't Forget To Stand Up For The Environment!

Fish & Game is urging people who care about clean water and the environment to stand as candidates in their local council elections.

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Fish & Game Officers Count Shoveler Ducks Nationwide

Fish & Game is mounting a nationwide bird count today – to pin down the number of shoveler ducks found around the country.

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Behind The Scenes At The Montrose Hatchery

Ever wondered about how a Fish & Game Hatchery works?

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Stand For The Environment!

New Zealanders are being urged to do their bit for the environment by standing in October’s local body elections.

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Rivers Run Dry In Christchurch

With Environment Canterbury recording its lowest levels in almost 30 years for the headwaters of the Avon, Heathcote and Styx rivers and suburban streams like the Ilam, Waimairi and Wairarapa...

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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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