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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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Fish & Game announces new Chief Executive

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Fish & Game has appointed Martin Taylor to take over as Chief Executive from the organisation’s long serving head, Bryce Johnson.

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Freshwater reform opponents accused of ‘scaremongering’

Fish & Game has dismissed as “scaremongering” claims that imposing a royalty on commercial use of water will hurt the public.

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Public urged to make submission to protect Hawke’s Bay’s Ngaruroro River

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New Zealanders are being urged to make submissions to ensure Hawkes Bay’s Ngaruroro and Clive Rivers are protected by a rarely-issued Water Conservation Order.

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Wetland restoration comes out on top for contracting firm

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South Island contractor Southroads Ltd was given the top prize at a recent Otago Civil Contractors Awards for its bund construction on a lower Taieri wetland.

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Fish & Game offers to work with Southland District Council on cycle trail after High Court appeal is

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Southland Fish & Game is welcoming the Southland District Council withdrawal of its High Court appeal on the Around the Mountain Cycle Trail, and is offering to work with the...

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Police join forces with Fish & Game rangers in ‘safe hunting’ initiative

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Fish & Game rangers and Police officers say “safety is the key concern” as they prepare to again join forces to check game bird hunters – especially on Opening Weekend...

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Duck hunters urged to take water safety seriously

Duck hunters are being urged to wear life jackets when hunting on waterways this game bird season, with water levels in some parts of the North Island still much higher...

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Environment laws undermined in “sneaky backdoor attack”

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The government is being accused of a ”sneaky backdoor attack” on one of the core principles of New Zealand’s cornerstone environment laws.

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Fish & Game on the hunt for a new Chief Executive

This is for a three year fixed term role located in Wellington with a nationwide influence

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Prime Minister must act on his Chief Scientist’s advice and protect our fresh water

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The Prime Minister is being urged to listen to his own science advisor and show strong leadership by protecting New Zealand’s fresh water from unthinking development and exploitation.

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Long-serving Fish & Game chief executive Bryce Johnson to retire

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The long-serving head of Fish & Game New Zealand Bryce Johnson is retiring.

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Game bird hunters urged to take care as storm lashes country

Fish & Game is urging game bird hunters wanting to stake a claim on their favourite hunting spot to take care as Cyclone Debbie lashes much of the country.

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F&G Criticises Overseas Investment Office Hunter Valley Decision as ‘Extraordinary’

The Otago Fish and Game Council is critical of the Overseas Investment Office decision on the sale of the Hunter Valley Station to a foreign buyer, describing it as “extraordinary”...

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