Tag: Conservation

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Otago Fish & Game appoints Cromwell-based operations manager

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An avid game bird hunter with 30 years’ experience in conversation projects has been appointed as Otago Fish and Game Council operations manager based in Cromwell.

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Love of rivers at heart of new scholarship

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A new scholarship honouring the life and work of Associate Professor of Zoology Donald Scott has been established by the Otago Fish and Game Council, the Clutha Fisheries Trust and...

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Southern chill on national shoveler count

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A polar blast in Otago struck the annual New Zealand shoveler duck/kuruwhengi survey this month.

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Operations Manager - Otago Fish and Game Council

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Looking for a new challenge? Seeking a good balance of field and desk duties?

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Health check for Lake Wanaka

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Otago Fish & Game will monitor the health of Lake Wānaka after trout went off the bite for many anglers in the 2021-2022 fishing season.

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Corina Jordan lands ‘dream’ role as Fish & Game NZ chief executive

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Fish & Game New Zealand has appointed Corina Jordan to the position of chief executive.

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Every Wetland Counts

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Eleven organisations call for doubling wetland extent by 2050

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Manchurian wild rice could trick you

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Duck hunting gets you out along the waterways and in among some of the plants that like wet feet.

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Fish & Game Supports Calls for Forestry Re-Focus

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Fish & Game NZ is supporting calls for an urgent rethink on the rapid proliferation of exotic forests currently being supported by central government, and instead, refocus on native plantings...

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Major fish kill in Silverstream near Dunedin

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Takitakitoa wetland impresses trustees

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“The best bang for your buck” is how Game Bird Habitat Trust Chairperson Andy Tannock described Takitakitoa Wetland on Saturday morning.

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Precautionary Closure to Upper Tekapo Canal Trout Fishery

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Angler concern over the sustainability of one of the world’s best “trophy” trout fisheries will lead to a precautionary closure during the 2021 winter fishing season.

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Mallards explore the South Pacific

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Two intrepid New Zealand mallard ducks have turned up on the small New Caledonian island of Lifou.

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Otago Fish & Game support Minister Parker's directives to Otago Regional Council

The Otago Fish and Game Council supports Environment Minister David Parker’s decision, especially his directive that Mining Rights won't be extended beyond the 2021 deadline provided in the RMA.

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New Zealanders deserve fresh, clean water - Govt needs to deliver

Today's Government announcement has the potential to fix New Zealand's freshwater pollution crisis - but only if the right options are selected, Fish & Game New Zealand Chief Executive Martin...

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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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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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“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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Living Rivers

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Check out the latest issue of our Living Rivers newsletter to find out what's happening in Otago's waterways.

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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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