Richie Cosgrove

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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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Water pollution remains a major concern for New Zealanders

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Pollution of our rivers and lakes remains one of New Zealanders' top two concerns, according to new public opinion poll results released today by Fish & Game New Zealand.

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Prime Minister's renewed commitment to water quality welcomed

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Fishing report for the North Canterbury Region Friday 31st January 2020

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Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury region fishing report, the forecast does not look great this weekend.

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Perfectly timed photo wins award for South Island photographer

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Marlborough photographer Matt Winter’s expertly timed photo of two paradise shelducks in perfect symmetry has won the inaugural Game Bird Habitat Trust’s photo competition.

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Proposed Anglers Notice changes for Southland 2020-2022

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The Southland Fish & Game Council is reviewing the Angler's Notice that sets rules for fishing for trout and salmon in the Southland Region for the season beginning October 2020,...

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Kiwi calls in the crowd and wins world duck calling champs

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Kiwi teenager Ritson Galloway, who is the current New Zealand Live Duck Calling Champion, has blitzed the best duck callers from all over the world to become the first Non-American...

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Duck hunting still going ahead next year

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Information spread by the Coalition of Licenced Firearms Owners (COLFO) and picked up by ACT’s David Seymour is incorrect.

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New fishing season off to a flying start

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Despite cool weather, thousands of keen anglers around the country have been enjoying success as they try to catch a trout for the family dinner table following the opening of...

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Call of the wild will ring out in Taupo on Saturday

A cacophony of duck calls will ring out at the New Zealand Duck and Goose Calling Championships this weekend.

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Hugh Creasy Column

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“It’s simple, really,” said Sage, “Go deep, go heavy, go big.”

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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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Illegal fishing method discovered

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Fish & Game Rangers have become alerted to an illegal fishing rig being used at the Mackenzie Basin Hydro Canals.

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Salmon crisis prompts rule changes

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Faced with continual decline in the sea run salmon fishery, the two Canterbury Fish & Game regions have voted this week to align most of their salmon regulations.

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Salmon escape prompts Fish & Game crackdown

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Fish & Game Rangers from the Central South Island region are patrolling the Ohau C canal system near Twizel in force after an unexpected escape of over 2,000 salmon this week.

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Fish & Game New Zealand welcomes the Government’s Tourism Strategy

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Fish & Game New Zealand welcomes the Government’s New Zealand-Aotearoa Government Tourism Strategy, which sets out a plan to better manage the challenges of growth on the environment.

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Weekly Fishing Report North Canterbury

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Welcome anglers to the final weekly fishing report for the current season.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 24-04-19

WFR1819.59 Will Pierce caught a 9lb salmon at the Tekapo Canal on Easter Weekend

We have made it to the last weekly report for the season and the last day of the “summer season” is fast approaching on Tuesday the 30th of April.

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Otago Fish & Game finds mallards ducking for cover

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Otago Fish & Game officer Paul van Klink has just completed the annual mallard monitoring flights over coastal and South Otago.

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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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