Tag: Conservation

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Water pollution is now New Zealanders’ Number One Concern

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Pollution of our rivers and lakes is worrying New Zealanders more than any other issue, according to just-released public opinion poll results.

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“The wait is over” Fish & Game welcomes Government’s plan to improve water quality

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Fish and Game is welcoming the government’s just announced plan to tackle water quality, saying such action is well overdue.

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Intensive winter feeding – poor practice hurting the environment and farming

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Fish and Game is calling for action to stop the environmental damage caused by intensive winter feeding of stock, saying the practice is not only damaging our rivers and streams,...

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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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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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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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Fonterra confirms industrial dairying now unsustainable

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Fish & Game is welcoming Fonterra’s first ever sustainability report in 16 years on its environmental performance, saying it shows the corporate dairy giant is scrambling to respond to public...

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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 salutes outgoing Parliamentary Commissioner for Environment

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Fish & Game New Zealand is paying tribute to outgoing Parliamentary Commission for the Environment, Dr Jan Wright, saying her time in the role has benefitted all New Zealanders.

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Rethink needed on waterway fencing requirements

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New research on keeping stock out of rivers and streams requires an urgent and radical rethink of the current national riparian fencing strategy, according to Fish & Game.

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Political parties speak

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Who will you vote for? Fish & Game NZ gave our politicians the chance to outline their policy positions on the issues important to anglers and hunters.

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Disappointment at Hawke’s Bay Regional Council opposition to Ngaruroro River Water Conservation Orde

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Fish & Game is disappointed the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is opposing a Water Conservation Order to protect the Ngaruroro and Clive Rivers.

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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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Long-serving Fish & Game chief executive Bryce Johnson to retire

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The long-serving head of Fish & Game New Zealand Bryce Johnson is retiring.

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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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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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Underwood Wetland hailed as ‘far-sighted’ joint wetland project

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