Category: Environment

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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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“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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Budget’s Environmental Commitments Welcome

Fish and Game is welcoming the budget, saying it signals a solid intention to turn around years of environmental degradation.

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“Well done” – Fish & Game congratulates farm environment award winners

Fish & Game is congratulating the winners of recent farming awards, saying they are leading the way in showing the agriculture industry that it is possible to look after the...

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Illegal dumps – another regional council failure

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Fish & Game is calling for an urgent nationwide audit of illegal rural dumps following a report revealing thousands of farmers may be breaking the law by burning or burying...

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Kiwis say polluters should pay – no exceptions

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More than 70 percent of New Zealanders say commercial businesses should pay for the impact they have on the environment.

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Water Pollution Remains Major Concern For New Zealanders

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Pollution of our rivers and lakes is one of New Zealanders’ top two concerns, according to public opinion poll results.

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Snake Creek restoration project begins

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North Canterbury Fish & Game Officer Emily Arthur-Moore is leading a joint project with The Water & Wildlife Habitat Trust to restore an important tributary of the Selwyn River in Canterbury.

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Fish & Game welcomes new government as win for environment

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Fish & Game is welcoming the formation of the new government, saying it is a win for the environment.

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Fish & Game salutes farming pledge to make rivers swimmable

Fish & Game has applauded the pledge by Federated Farmers to make all New Zealand rivers swimmable.

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Wetland restoration comes out on top for contracting firm

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South Island contractor Southroads Ltd was given the top prize at a recent Otago Civil Contractors Awards for its bund construction on a lower Taieri wetland.

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Environment laws undermined in “sneaky backdoor attack”

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The government is being accused of a ”sneaky backdoor attack” on one of the core principles of New Zealand’s cornerstone environment laws.

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Prime Minister must act on his Chief Scientist’s advice and protect our fresh water

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The Prime Minister is being urged to listen to his own science advisor and show strong leadership by protecting New Zealand’s fresh water from unthinking development and exploitation.

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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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NZFFA Report Feb 2017

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

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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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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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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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