Category: Environment

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Stand Up For The Environment In Local Elections, Says Fish & Game

New Zealanders are being urged to stand up for the environment and do their bit to protect their rivers and lakes for swimming as time runs out to vote in...

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New Blog Post

This website is provided by Fish and Game and EDS to share information with the public about the upcoming legal proceedings over the Horizons One Plan declaration:

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Dam Promoters Questioned Over ‘Misleading’ Funding Applications

A report released today shows the Irrigation Acceleration Fund (IAF) paid almost $1 million to an infrastructure project in Wairarapa based on “highly misleading” information and an application that “lacked...

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Environment Groups Go Back To Court To Fight For Manawatu Water Quality

The Environmental Defence Society and Fish & Game New Zealand are going to the Environment Court to challenge the way Horizons Regional Council is implementing its One Plan.

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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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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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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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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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Government Move To Protect Hawke's Bay's Ngaruroro River Welcomed

Iwi, environment and recreational organisations are welcoming the Environment Minister’s decision to take the next step in protecting Hawkes Bay’s Ngaruroro and Clive Rivers with a Water Conservation Order.

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Government Urged To Heed Its Environmental Watchdog's Advice

The Government is being urged to heed Parliament’s environmental watchdog’s call to better monitor and protect New Zealand’s environment, including addressing public concerns over whether it is safe to swim...

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Minister Called On To Protect Otago High Country Access

Otago Fish and Game Council is calling on the Minister of Lands Louise Upston to intervene in the tenure review of a Crown-owned Otago station until public access to the...

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Waikato Rivercare Pays Tribute To Supporters In Green Ribbon Award Win

Waikato RiverCare Inc. is humbled to win the Green Ribbon Award in the 'caring for our water' category at the annual ceremony held at the beehive.

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Taxpayers Still Cleaning Up After Polluters

The Government’s announcement of a $100 million dollar fund to clean up the country’s increasing number of degraded rivers and lakes shows taxpayers are continuing to pay for polluters, according...

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Stranded fish rescued after the Ashley River dries up

North Canterbury Fish & Game staff have rescued more than 40 fish in a fish salvage operation in the Ashley River.

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Fish & Game awards North Canterbury farmers environment prize

The dedicated efforts of a group of farmers to protect a North Canterbury stream have been recognised by Fish & Game with an environmental award.

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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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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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