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Shut the gate on polluters, Fonterra urged

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Corporate dairy giant Fonterra is being urged to “shut the gate” on its environmentally damaging suppliers instead of trying to charm the public with expensive public relations spin.

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Government crackdown on foreign farm buyers welcomed

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The government’s decision to tighten rules on farm purchases by foreign buyers is being welcomed by Fish & Game as long overdue.

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ECAN to be prosecuted under Conservation Act for stream damage

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Canterbury’s regional council, ECAN, is being prosecuted after a valuable fish spawning stream was damaged by earthmoving machinery earlier this year.

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‘Too little, too late’ - Fish & Game says Dairy NZ must do more to protect the environment

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Fish & Game is critical of Dairy NZ’s strategic vision for the dairy sector, saying it is a decade late and the industry must act sooner to protect the environment...

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Fonterra ‘desperate’ to restore public support for dairy

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Fish & Game says Fonterra has now realised it must act quickly to meet public demand for better water quality instead of relying on spending millions on slick PR campaigns...

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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 backs call for farming sector to face environmental responsibilities

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Fish & Game is backing calls for the farming sector to properly tackle the environmental challenges it is facing, saying farming leaders must face up to their responsibilities.

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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 outgoing Parliamentary Commissioner for Environment

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Fish & Game New Zealand is paying tribute to outgoing Parliamentary Commission for the Environment, Dr Jan Wright, saying her time in the role has benefitted all New Zealanders.

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Fish & Game welcomes sentencing of Blenheim man

Fish & Game says the sentence handed down to a Blenheim man today for firearm and hunting offences is a welcome deterrent to others considering flouting gun and wildlife laws.

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Rethink needed on waterway fencing requirements

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New research on keeping stock out of rivers and streams requires an urgent and radical rethink of the current national riparian fencing strategy, according to Fish & Game.

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North Canterbury Fish & Game opens quake replacement office

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2413 days since the devastating February 2011 earthquake, North Canterbury Fish & Game have opened their replacement office.

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Call for honesty in water debate

Opponents of water quality proposals are being called on to bring honesty and reality to the debate on improving New Zealand’s waterways.

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Voters urged to get out and vote in the ‘swimmable’ election

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As voting for the 2017 General Election begins, people are being urged to have their say in what Fish & Game is describing as the ‘swimmable’ election.

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Government’s new irrigation focus ‘a cynical smokescreen’

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Fish & Game is dismissing as “cynical” and “a smokescreen” the government’s claim it is giving the crown’s irrigation company a new environmental focus.

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Voters urged to take ‘hard look’ at political promises this election

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With just over a fortnight until the General Election on September 23, voters are being urged to take a hard look at which political parties will do the most to...

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Political parties speak

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Who will you vote for? Fish & Game NZ gave our politicians the chance to outline their policy positions on the issues important to anglers and hunters.

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Disappointment at Hawke’s Bay Regional Council opposition to Ngaruroro River Water Conservation Orde

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Fish & Game is disappointed the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is opposing a Water Conservation Order to protect the Ngaruroro and Clive Rivers.

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Farming sector urged to back Ngaruroro River Water Conservation Order

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The farming sector is being urged to build on its pledge to make all rivers swimmable by backing the application for a Water Conservation Order on Hawke’s Bay’s Ngaruroro and...

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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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