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Intensive winter feeding – poor practice hurting the environment and farming

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Fish and Game is calling for action to stop the environmental damage caused by intensive winter feeding of stock, saying the practice is not only damaging our rivers and streams,...

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Anglers ‘eager' as new trout licences go on sale

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Trout fishing licences for the coming year are going on sale tomorrow as freshwater anglers eagerly look forward to the start of the 2018-19 freshwater sports fishing season.

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Central South Island Fish & Game joins the appeal on the RDR Decision

Central South Island Fish & Game Council (CSIFG) is joining an appeal against Canterbury Regional Council’s decision on applications by Rangitata Diversion Race Limited as a S274 party.

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Fish & Game praises Lake Tutira clean up efforts

Volunteers planted hundreds of natives sedges and other plants along the shores of Lake Tutira.

Fish & Game has praised the efforts of community groups and individuals who are continuing their battle to improve Lake Tutira’s water quality.

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Hawkes Bay Regional Council told to stop breaking promises on stock feedlots

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Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is being told to “lift its game” and stop breaking the promises it has made to crackdown on the region’s stock feedlots.

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Standing for fishing, hunting and the environment – call for candidates to contest the Fish & Game e

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Anglers and hunters are being called on to stand as candidates in this year’s Fish & Game elections.

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Fishers’ right of way to open beside Riuwaka River

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People will have better access to the south branch of the Riuwaka River thanks to a joint initiative by Tasman District Council, Fish and Game and the New Zealand Walking...

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Fish & Game tells Horizons ‘stop squirming and act'

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Horizons Council told to stop trying to squirm out of its responsibilities

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Urgent investigation into Hawke’s Bay pheasant dumping

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Fish and Game has begun an urgent investigation into the dumping of dozens of dead pheasants on Napier’s Westshore Beach.

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Horizons Council and chairman out of touch with fed up community

Fish and Game is warning the Horizons Regional Council its residents are fed up with its failure to do its job and follow the agreed plan to clean up polluted...

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Public briefing on the RDR decision by ECan

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Central South Island Fish & Game has held a public briefing for anglers to digest the decision by ECan Commissioners to allow RDR Management Ltd (RDRML) to take additional water...

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Environment Canterbury’s Rangitata irrigation decision a “slap in the face”

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Environment Canterbury’s decision to allow irrigators to take more water from the Rangitata River is being described as “surprising and extremely disappointing” by Central South Island Fish and Game.

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How do you breed 100,000 trout?

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Fish & Game’s Ngongotaha hatchery is in full swing again in the production of up to 100,000 fish for release into Rotorua and other North Island lakes.

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Creasy's Column - the challenges of winter fishing

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By Hugh Creasy

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Anglers urged to 'make most' of last days of boat fishing

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Anglers urged to ‘make the most’ of last week of boat fishing

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Timidity undermines Land and Water Forum Report when boldness required

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Fish & Game is disappointed with the just-released Land and Water Forum report, saying it’s too timid and fails to provide answers on improving water quality.

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Spotlight on stream protection in trout spawning season

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Wellington Fish & Game is urging landowners and councils to play their part in protecting streams with trout spawning now in full swing.

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Great’ fishing on offer in Rotorua lakes – as spawning runs in some lakes hit record levels

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Anglers are being urged to get into some “terrific” fishing on the Rotorua lakes – after reports of excellent catches and record spawning runs underway.

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“A Good Start’ - Government’s New Tourism Levy Welcomed

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Fish and Game is backing the government’s proposed levy on overseas visitors, saying it is a good start to tackling the growing pressure on New Zealand’s back country.

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Return your duck band details for the chance to ‘win big’

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Game bird hunters – return your duck band details and you could win a terrific “double prize” of a top quality duck hunting jacket plus a six-pack of state of...

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