Category: National

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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 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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Environmental Disaster Unfolding in Southland and South Otago

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Fish and Game is warning that Southland and South Otago are facing another season of environmental damage and animal welfare issues as farmers continue to flout winter crop growing guidelines.

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Fish & Game: compensation claims ‘completely false’

Auckland/Waikato Fish & Game has strongly refuted as “completely false” a Waikato Times article’s claim that the organisation has been ordered to pay compensation as the result of a court case.

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Second Fonterra sustainability report confirms industrial dairying unsustainable

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Fish & Game is welcoming Fonterra’s second ever sustainability report in 17 years on its environmental performance, saying it shows the corporate dairy giant is still scrambling to respond to...

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Canterbury water testing raises health concerns

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Fish & Game has carried out sampling in Canterbury - knowing that nitrates contamination in rivers kills trout - to see whether contamination from intensive dairy farming is getting into...

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Northland Fish & Game Officer vacancy

Northland Fish & Game Council seeks a self-motivated individual to be part of their team.

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

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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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Otago Fish & Game Officer vacancy

Otago Fish & Game Council is the not-for-profit agency responsible for the management of sports fish (trout & salmon) and game birds (primarily waterfowl) and their habitats, in the recreational...

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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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