Category: Environment

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Hunters Score Conservation Win With Marlborough Wetland Restoration

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The contribution hunters have made to saving and restoring Marlborough’s largest surviving lowland freshwater wetland is being highlighted to mark 2019 World Wetlands Day.

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Be Careful Where You Escape From The Heatwave Fish & Game Warns

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As New Zealand swelters though this week’s heatwave, people are being warned to be careful where they cool off with nearly 200 rivers, lakes and streams classed as unsafe for...

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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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Holiday Warning – Health Threat Posed By Canterbury Rivers

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Scientific testing of popular Canterbury fishing and swimming rivers has produced disturbing findings, including the presence of dangerous disease-causing bacteria and antibiotic resistant E. coli.

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Fish and Game backs Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment

Fish and Game is supporting the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s call for better ways of assessing and looking after freshwater quality.

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Leeston School pitch to clean up stream

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Nearly 70 Leeston School students were put to work last week helping to restore a stream in the Selwyn.

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Environmental Disaster Unfolding in Southland and South Otago

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Fish and Game is warning that Southland and South Otago are facing another season of environmental damage and animal welfare issues as farmers continue to flout winter crop growing guidelines.

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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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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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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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Kiwis say polluters should pay – no exceptions

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More than 70 percent of New Zealanders say commercial businesses should pay for the impact they have on the environment.

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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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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 welcomes new government as win for environment

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Fish & Game is welcoming the formation of the new government, saying it is a win for the environment.

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Fish & Game salutes farming pledge to make rivers swimmable

Fish & Game has applauded the pledge by Federated Farmers to make all New Zealand rivers swimmable.

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North Canterbury Fish & Game joins with Ecan in river monitoring initiative

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North Canterbury Fish & Game is joining forces with Environment Canterbury to buy a key device for monitoring the health of the Hurunui River.

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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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Prime Minister must act on his Chief Scientist’s advice and protect our fresh water

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The Prime Minister is being urged to listen to his own science advisor and show strong leadership by protecting New Zealand’s fresh water from unthinking development and exploitation.

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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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