Category: Environment

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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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Fish & Game applauds Landcorp environmental lead

Fish & Game has applauded the decision by the country’s largest farming company to significantly scale back its plans to turn forests near Taupo into dairy farms.

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Fish & Game critical of "weak" government response to poor water quality

Fish & Game is critical of the government’s just-released consultation document on fresh water, saying overall it will weaken not strengthen existing environmental protection and is a smokescreen to hide...

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Hawke's Bay Regional Council under fire for river stand

The group asking for a Water Conservation Order for Hawke’s Bay’s Ngaruroro and Clive Rivers is disappointed the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has come out against the initiative, describing the...

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Game bird hunters raise money to support World Wetlands Day

New Zealanders who want to help protect some of the country’s most important environmental areas are urged to buy the latest Fish & Game habitat stamp being launched today (Tuesday...

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Fish & Game leads community effort to save threatened Marlborough wetland

Marlborough’s largest surviving wetland is being restored through the efforts of hunters, an international winemaker, Fish & Game, DoC and conservation minded community volunteers.

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Fish & Game applauds tourism industry call for government action on water quality

Fish & Game is congratulating the tourism industry for its stand over the government’s continuing failure to address New Zealand’s deteriorating water quality.

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Fish & Game Vows To Fight To Protect ‘Cornerstone’ Environment Law

Fish & Game says it will carefully review the government’s proposed changes to the Resource Management Act to ensure its existing environmental protections aren’t compromised.

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Kakapo Brook win ‘a victory’ for high value high country zones

Fish & Game is hailing as a victory the Kakapo Brook decision by the ECan appointed Independent Hearing Commissioners, to decline water take and use consents in a highly valued...

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Fish&Game calls for stronger environment protection laws after “sobering report”

Fish & Game is calling for a radical re-think on environment protection laws, saying the just-issued State of The Environment Report shows the present system isn’t working.

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Fish & Game Questions Horizons Regional Council's Commitment To The Environment

Fish & Game is calling for a formal, independent review of Horizons Regional Council after media reports the council is allowing farmers to dodge environmental plans for cleaning up the...

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Save recreational access plea by Federated Farmers and Fish & Game

Federated Farmers and Fish & Game are asking Parliament to ensure proposed health and safety legislation does not lead to restrictions on recreational access to farms and forests.

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Fish & Game wins again over Ruataniwha Dam

Fish & Game is welcoming as a “significant victory” the Ruataniwha Board of Inquiry’s final decision on the conditions which would govern the controversial Hawkes Bay dam and irrigation project.

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Fish & Game Urges Government To Act on Water Quality

Fish & Game is urging the government to act immediately on the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s warnings about the continuing deterioration of the country’s waterways and sharp rise in...

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