Category: National

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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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Dunedin artist's painting features on new habitat stamp

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The work of a Dunedin artist, Karen Baddock, features on the 2018 New Zealand Game Bird Habitat Stamp which is being released today.

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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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Otago Fish and Game chief executive calls time

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Otago Fish and Game Council’s chief executive, Niall Watson has given notice of his intention to retire in the first half of the New Year.

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Fonterra confirms industrial dairying now unsustainable

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Fish & Game is welcoming Fonterra’s first ever sustainability report in 16 years on its environmental performance, saying it shows the corporate dairy giant is scrambling to respond to public...

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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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‘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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