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Tough new rules to clean up water welcomed

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Fish & Game New Zealand welcome that the Government's plan to halt the decline in water quality and improve rivers, lakes and streams will be announced in August.

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Fish & Game welcome Budget 2019 announcements

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Fish & Game New Zealand welcome the Budget 2019 announcement of a $229 million Sustainable Land Use package.

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Startling admission from ORC Chair

An admission by Otago Regional Council Chair Stephen Woodhead that they will probably not meet the deadline to implement current freshwater national standards is concerning, Fish & Game New Zealand...

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Fish & Game NZ welcome investigation into ORC RMA practices

Fish and Game New Zealand welcomes the decision by Environment Minister David Parker to appoint a formal investigator to assess Otago Regional Council’s performance of their RMA functions in relation...

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Fish & Game New Zealand welcomes the Government’s Tourism Strategy

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Fish & Game New Zealand welcomes the Government’s New Zealand-Aotearoa Government Tourism Strategy, which sets out a plan to better manage the challenges of growth on the environment.

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Canterbury water testing alarming

Fish & Game are concerned that Environment Canterbury’s latest groundwater survey shows ninety-five per cent of Canterbury’s monitored wells have nitrate levels worse or no better than those ten years ago.

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Safety ‘crucial’ this game bird season

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Game bird hunters will be in the public eye “as never before” when the new hunting season opens – and safety measures have never been more important.

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Fish & Game supports firearm law reforms

Fish and Game says the just announced changes to firearms legislation is a well considered and ensures public safety.

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Fish and Game supports measures to keep New Zealanders safe

Fish and Game says the Christchurch mosque mass killing is a tragedy and it supports an overhaul of firearm laws to ensure the safety of New Zealanders.

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Fish and Game staff concerned at the state of Manuherikia River

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Fish & Game staff, council and community representatives, have taken a close look at the Manuherikia River.

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Fish and Game welcomes Environment and Water Pollution Tax Proposals

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Fish and Game is welcoming recommendations for environment, pollution and water extraction taxes, saying New Zealanders want change now.

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“A great day for outdoor lovers, conservation and the environment” - Fish and Game welcomes the halt

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Fish and Game is welcoming the government’s move to end tenure review of the South Island high country, saying the controversial process has cost New Zealanders dearly.

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Protecting New Zealand’s Threatened Wetlands on World Wetlands Day

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The public is being encouraged to buy a specially commissioned wildlife habitat stamp to mark World Wetlands Day, with funds raised from sales being used to protect New Zealand’s fast-disappearing...

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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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Kiwis want tougher water quality rules to protect rivers from polluters

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Over 80 percent of New Zealanders want tougher rules to protect rivers, lakes and streams from pollution.

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Working with nature reaps rewards for farmers

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The awards are given each year to farmers who have made an effort to protect the environment.

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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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