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DairyNZ reliant on NZIER research

The attempts by DairyNZ CEO, Tim Mackle, to discredit the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) is undermined by ten years of DairyNZ citing NZIER research.

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Wellington Weekly Report 19 September 2019

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Welcome to our first Weekly Fishing Report for 2019-20, with less than two weeks to go 'til the start of the new season.

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DairyNZ's selective memory in support of polluters

In response to DairyNZ's attempt to dismiss an economic report that highlighted dairy's role in the New Zealand economy is only three per cent of GDP, Fish & Game New...

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Freshwater plan unlikely to have major impact on Dairy Industry - NZIER report

Fish & Game New Zealand has welcomed the findings of a New Zealand Institute of Economic Research report, which rejects claims the Government’s freshwater proposals will have a significant economic impact.

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

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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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Kiwis expect Govt to deliver strict new water quality rules

Pollution of our rivers and lakes remains a top concern for Kiwis according to public opinion poll results, with two-thirds of people expecting the Government to put rules and regulations...

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Update on the Conservation Indigenous Freshwater Fish Bill

The Conservation (Indigenous Freshwater Fish) Bill has reported back from Parliament's Environment Committee today in a much better shape, which Fish & Game New Zealand can now support.

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Wellington Weekly Hunting Report - 01 August 2019

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Photo Caption: There's still a month left for hunters to chase upland game and bag some A-grade wild food (Credit: Hamish Carnachan).

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Govt agriculture climate plan cautiously welcomed

Fish & Game New Zealand notes the announcement today that the Government and the intensive agriculture leadership have reached a ‘historic consensus’ and are exploring using a formal sector-government agreement...

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Botched Mudfish transfer shocks Fish & Game

Reports that nearly 1000 native fish have died in a botched transfer project costing ratepayers $160,000 have horrified Fish & Game.

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Both urban and rural users must protect water quality

Fish & Game New Zealand agrees with Federated Farmers Otago President Simon Davies that we all want lakes and rivers to have the highest water quality.

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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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Wellington Weekly Hunting Report - 04 July 2019

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Photo Caption: Walk-up pukeko shooting provides an opportunity to extend the season and work the dog (Credit: Hamish Carnachan).

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Stats NZ survey shows water reforms have public support

New data released by Stats NZ shows that freshwater quality is New Zealanders' top environmental concern.

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Fish & Game welcome intensive agriculture leadership's winter grazing campaign

Fish & Game New Zealand welcomes the pre-emptive media campaign by Beef + Lamb, DairyNZ and Federated Farmers in anticipation of photos of some farmers behaving badly this winter.

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Wellington Weekly Hunting Report - 27 June 2019

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Right: Waiting for the evening flight on a very still Wairarapa evening (Photo: Hamish Carnachan).

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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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Wellington Weekly Hunting Report - 20 June 2019

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Right: A brace of birds from a flooded backwater (Photo: Hamish Carnachan).

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Wellington Weekly Hunting Report - 13 June 2019

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Right: All set up for an evening shoot, South Coast, Wairarapa. (Photo: Hamish Carnachan).

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Tough new rules to clean up water welcomed

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Fish & Game New Zealand welcome that the Government's plan to halt the decline in water quality and improve rivers, lakes and streams will be announced in August.

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