Category: Environment

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Tasman District Council ‘sharply rebuked’ for failing to hear its community’s river concerns

The Tasman District Council has been sharply criticised for its plan to allow even more water to be taken from the Motueka River, despite widespread community opposition.

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Dairy farmer’s award recognises ‘superb environmental effort’

Dairy farmer Phil Musson’s ‘can do’ attitude has won him the annual Working with Nature environment award from North Canterbury Fish & Game.

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Stream clean-up aims to ‘tempt’ trout back

Sixty-five tonnes of accumulated silt has been blasted out of a Christchurch stream in an effort to entice trout back to breed, and improve the habitat for other aquatic life.

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Southland District Council appeal move 'defies logic'

“We’re obviously very disappointed”, says Southland Fish & Game chairman Graeme Watson.

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Hawke's Bay Regional Council applauded for feedlot crackdown

Fish & Game is applauding the Hawkes Bay Regional Council for its decision to crackdown on stock feedlots in an effort to better protect the environment.

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Fish & Game Urges Anglers to ‘Steer Clear' of Clarence River

Anglers have been asked to avoid the Clarence River in Canterbury downstream from the gorge following today’s earthquake.

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Oreti River Valley Environment Court decision

Environment Court Judge J E Borthwick's full decision on the Oreti River valley is available below for download by concerned anglers.

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Politicians Must Act On Young Generation's Call For Clean Water

Politicians from all parties are being urged to act decisively to improve the quality of New Zealand’s rivers, lakes and streams and protect public health following today’s plea to a...

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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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