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Public briefing on the RDR decision by ECan

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On Tuesday night Central South Island Fish & Game held a public briefing for anglers to digest the decision by ECan Commissioners to allow RDR Management Ltd (RDRML) to take...

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Environment Canterbury’s Rangitata irrigation decision a “slap in the face”

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Environment Canterbury’s decision to allow irrigators to take more water from the Rangitata River is being described as “surprising and extremely disappointing” by Central South Island Fish and Game.

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Creasy's Column - the challenges of winter fishing

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By Hugh Creasy

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Timidity undermines Land and Water Forum Report when boldness required

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Fish & Game is disappointed with the just-released Land and Water Forum report, saying it’s too timid and fails to provide answers on improving water quality.

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Wild duck competition proves a winner

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Hunters from around the country converged on North Canterbury to take part in the first Canterbury Wild Duck Competition.

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“A Good Start’ - Government’s New Tourism Levy Welcomed

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Fish and Game is backing the government’s proposed levy on overseas visitors, saying it is a good start to tackling the growing pressure on New Zealand’s back country.

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Check, clean and dry to combat ‘lake snow’

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Fish & Game is urging its licenceholders to check, clean and dry their angling and hunting equipment to help combat the North Island spread of the algae which causes lake snow.

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Queens Birthday Honour for Environmental Champion

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“A champion for the environment” – Fish & Game says Bryce Johnson’s Queen’s Birthday honour is “richly deserved”

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Queens Birthday honour for Canterbury fishing identity

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Ashburton's Matthew Hall has been made Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2018 Queens Birthday Honours for services to conservation and fishing.

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“Fair go For Kiwis” - Fish & Game Supports DoC New Charging Policy

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Fish & Game is supporting the Department of Conservation’s new policy of charging overseas visitors more for using huts and campsites on the Great Walks.

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Meet the future - what water samples can tell us about trout and salmon

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Imagine being able to scoop water out of a river and tell if fish live upstream, what species they are and if they’re reproducing?

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Budget’s Environmental Commitments Welcome

Fish and Game is welcoming the budget, saying it signals a solid intention to turn around years of environmental degradation.

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“Well done” – Fish & Game congratulates farm environment award winners

Fish & Game is congratulating the winners of recent farming awards, saying they are leading the way in showing the agriculture industry that it is possible to look after the...

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Creasy's Column for Reel Life May 2018

Opening weekend of the game season came and went, and the boom of shotguns died away with hardly a repeat of the opening morning fusillade.

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Dairy Industry Review ‘confused and contradictory’

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Fish & Game says the Agriculture Minister’s just-announced review of the dairy industry legislation is “confused and contradictory.”

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Fish & Game hails hunters' safe start to duck season

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Hunters are being praised for their safe start to the game bird hunting season, with no injuries over the Opening Weekend.

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Govt water quality commitment ‘well overdue'

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Fish & Game has welcomed the government’s intention to develop a new national plan to halt the decline in water quality and improve rivers, lakes and streams.

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Hunters praised for safety focus as new game bird season starts

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Fish and Game staff say that most hunters encountered in a large-scale ranging operation were “more than happy” with their start to the new game bird season, that began early...

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Safety ‘number one priority’ this game bird season

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Game bird hunters are being urged to make safety their number one priority when the new hunting season opens this weekend Saturday 5 May.

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Police join forces with Fish & Game rangers in safe hunting initiative

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Fish & Game and police are joining forces this weekend for the opening of the game bird hunting season to encourage safety and enforce hunting and firearm laws.

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