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Trout farming ban continuation welcomed

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The Government's decision to reject commercial trout farming is a responsible move and will come as welcome news to the 150,000 freshwater anglers throughout the country, says Fish & Game...

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Stunning photo helps save wetlands

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Marlborough photographer Matt Winter’s stunning photo of a New Zealand shoveler duck lifting off the water has won the 2021 Game bird habitat stamp photo competition.

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Major fish kill in Silverstream near Dunedin

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New Zealand Fish and Game Council Chief Executive Martin Taylor resigns

"Martin Taylor has made a significant contribution to Fish & Game. Both as Chief Executive of the New Zealand Fish and Game Council since 2017 and as a past chair...

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Huge Boost for Wetland Restoration

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North Canterbury Fish & Game needs you!

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Takitakitoa wetland impresses trustees

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“The best bang for your buck” is how Game Bird Habitat Trust Chairperson Andy Tannock described Takitakitoa Wetland on Saturday morning.

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Licence photo competition winner announced

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A stunning late afternoon photo of a boy and his uncle fishing has won the inaugural Fish & Game NZ Fishing Licence photo competition.

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Freshwater reforms a significant step forward

The Government's policy announced today is a significant step forward in reducing pollution in our rural and our urban waterways caused by intensive farming and through council's neglect.

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Hunting is a safe activity

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The New Zealand outdoors offers fantastic hunting opportunities. Over 195,000 hunters recreate in New Zealand each year and Fish & Game New Zealand and the Game Animal Council say that...

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Water pollution remains a major concern for New Zealanders

Pollution of our rivers and lakes remains one of New Zealanders' top two concerns, according to new public opinion poll results released today by Fish & Game New Zealand.

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Otago Fish & Game support Minister Parker's directives to Otago Regional Council

The Otago Fish and Game Council supports Environment Minister David Parker’s decision, especially his directive that Mining Rights won't be extended beyond the 2021 deadline provided in the RMA.

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DairyNZ claim of economic ruin if we stop polluting "misleading"

New research from independent economic consultancy NZIER shows that DairyNZ's economic analysis and conclusion are misleading New Zealanders.DairyNZ's economic analysis resulted in them claiming that GDP will lower by 1.1...

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DairyNZ reliant on NZIER research

The attempts by DairyNZ CEO, Tim Mackle, to discredit the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) is undermined by ten years of DairyNZ citing NZIER research.

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DairyNZ's selective memory in support of polluters

In response to DairyNZ's attempt to dismiss an economic report that highlighted dairy's role in the New Zealand economy is only three per cent of GDP, Fish & Game New...

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Freshwater plan unlikely to have major impact on Dairy Industry - NZIER report

Fish & Game New Zealand has welcomed the findings of a New Zealand Institute of Economic Research report, which rejects claims the Government’s freshwater proposals will have a significant economic impact.

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Fish & Game and Environment Canterbury reach settlement over Bowyers Stream prosecution

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Central South Island Fish and Game Council {CSIFGC) has agreed not to continue a prosecution against Environment Canterbury (ECan).

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New Zealanders deserve fresh, clean water - Govt needs to deliver

Today's Government announcement has the potential to fix New Zealand's freshwater pollution crisis - but only if the right options are selected, Fish & Game New Zealand Chief Executive Martin...

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Kiwis expect Govt to deliver strict new water quality rules

Pollution of our rivers and lakes remains a top concern for Kiwis according to public opinion poll results, with two-thirds of people expecting the Government to put rules and regulations...

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Update on the Conservation Indigenous Freshwater Fish Bill

The Conservation (Indigenous Freshwater Fish) Bill has reported back from Parliament's Environment Committee today in a much better shape, which Fish & Game New Zealand can now support.

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