Tag: Fresh Water

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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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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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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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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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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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‘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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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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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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Declining wild salmon population prompts Fish & Game forum

The salmon – known as the King, Chinook or Quinnat – is found mainly on the West Coast, Canterbury, Otago and Marlborough.The species spends much of its life at sea...

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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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‘Biggest fish’ pulled from Lake Okataina as new fishing season opens

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Lake Okataina produced the biggest fish on the first day of the new fishing season, a 3.7kg rainbow trout, but Lake Rotoiti offered the “best conditioned” fish, according to Fish...

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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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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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