Category: National

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Time’s running out - have your say on protecting trout!

Opening Ocxt 2018 jigging off Red Beach Lake Tarawera.

Fish & Game is calling on anglers, as a deadline approaches, to step up their efforts to ensure trout and angling are protected from the controversial Conservation (Indigenous Freshwater Fish)...

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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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Anglers and hunters strongly urged to vote with Fish & Game polls open

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Anglers and hunters are being urged to “make time now” to vote in Fish & Game’s elections – with a warning that choosing the best councillors to represent them has...

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Fish & Game elections off to ‘healthy start’

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Fish & Game elections are off to a “flying start” with plenty of candidates throwing their hats into the ring.

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Fish & Game Officer -West Coast Region

Fish & Game N.Z. West Coast has a vacancy for a full-time Fish & Game Officer to work remotely in the Buller and West Coast regions.

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‘Clean it up or stop it’ – call for action on environmentally damaging intensive winter feeding

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The agriculture industry is being challenged to clean up its act and enforce much higher standards for the environmentally damaging practice of intensive winter feeding.

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Central South Island Fish & Game joins the appeal on the RDR Decision

Central South Island Fish & Game Council (CSIFG) is joining an appeal against Canterbury Regional Council’s decision on applications by Rangitata Diversion Race Limited as a S274 party.

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Hawkes Bay Regional Council told to stop breaking promises on stock feedlots

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Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is being told to “lift its game” and stop breaking the promises it has made to crackdown on the region’s stock feedlots.

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Standing for fishing, hunting and the environment – call for candidates to contest the Fish & Game e

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Anglers and hunters are being called on to stand as candidates in this year’s Fish & Game elections.

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Fish & Game tells Horizons ‘stop squirming and act'

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Horizons Council told to stop trying to squirm out of its responsibilities

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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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“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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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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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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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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