Category: Environment

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NZFFA Report Feb 2017

Ten things I learned about Nick Smith's swimmable water standard

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Welcome To The Future – Popular Family Swimming Spot Dries Up

It is with much sadness that Fish & Game announces that the Selwyn River at Coes Ford, has completely dried up.

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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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Big turnout for wetland opening near Dargaville

Around 80 people turned out for the official opening of the Underwood Wetlands and Scenic Reserve, a major new wetland near Dargaville.

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

Ecologist Nan Underwood and former owner David Underwood look down on the river flats.

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Joint effort to restore Hawke’s Bay’s lost wetlands

Hawke’s Bay’s farmers, hunters and local authorities are working together to undo some of the centuries of damage to the region’s wetlands and create more wildlife habitat.

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Tasman District Council ‘sharply rebuked’ for failing to hear its community’s river concerns

The Tasman District Council has been sharply criticised for its plan to allow even more water to be taken from the Motueka River, despite widespread community opposition.

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Dairy farmer’s award recognises ‘superb environmental effort’

Dairy farmer Phil Musson’s ‘can do’ attitude has won him the annual Working with Nature environment award from North Canterbury Fish & Game.

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Stream clean-up aims to ‘tempt’ trout back

Sixty-five tonnes of accumulated silt has been blasted out of a Christchurch stream in an effort to entice trout back to breed, and improve the habitat for other aquatic life.

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Southland District Council appeal move 'defies logic'

“We’re obviously very disappointed”, says Southland Fish & Game chairman Graeme Watson.

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Hawke's Bay Regional Council applauded for feedlot crackdown

Fish & Game is applauding the Hawkes Bay Regional Council for its decision to crackdown on stock feedlots in an effort to better protect the environment.

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Fish & Game Urges Anglers to ‘Steer Clear' of Clarence River

Anglers have been asked to avoid the Clarence River in Canterbury downstream from the gorge following today’s earthquake.

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Oreti River Valley Environment Court decision

Environment Court Judge J E Borthwick's full decision on the Oreti River valley is available below for download by concerned anglers.

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Politicians Must Act On Young Generation's Call For Clean Water

Politicians from all parties are being urged to act decisively to improve the quality of New Zealand’s rivers, lakes and streams and protect public health following today’s plea to a...

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Stand Up For The Environment In Local Elections, Says Fish & Game

New Zealanders are being urged to stand up for the environment and do their bit to protect their rivers and lakes for swimming as time runs out to vote in...

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New Blog Post

This website is provided by Fish and Game and EDS to share information with the public about the upcoming legal proceedings over the Horizons One Plan declaration:

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Dam Promoters Questioned Over ‘Misleading’ Funding Applications

A report released today shows the Irrigation Acceleration Fund (IAF) paid almost $1 million to an infrastructure project in Wairarapa based on “highly misleading” information and an application that “lacked...

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Environment Groups Go Back To Court To Fight For Manawatu Water Quality

The Environmental Defence Society and Fish & Game New Zealand are going to the Environment Court to challenge the way Horizons Regional Council is implementing its One Plan.

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Government Failing New Zealanders On Clean Water

Fish & Game says the government has failed all New Zealanders with its refusal to commit itself to higher freshwater standards, such as making it safe to swim in rivers.

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Fish & Game Magazine Editorial: Democracy Is A Beautiful Thing When Used Well...

Democracy is a beautiful thing, providing everyone the opportunity to regularly hold decision makers to account. Perhaps that’s why the concept has long been a target for cynics.

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