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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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Wellington Weekly Hunting Report - 6 June 2019

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Right: Ash with a retrieve on a windy Wairarapa day earlier this week (Photo: Hamish Carnachan).

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Fish & Game welcome Budget 2019 announcements

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Fish & Game New Zealand welcome the Budget 2019 announcement of a $229 million Sustainable Land Use package.

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Wellington Weekly Hunting Report - 30 May 2019

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Right: Waiting for the evening flight (Photo: Hamish Carnachan).

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Startling admission from ORC Chair

An admission by Otago Regional Council Chair Stephen Woodhead that they will probably not meet the deadline to implement current freshwater national standards is concerning, Fish & Game New Zealand...

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Wellington Weekly Hunting Report - 24 May 2019

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Right: An enthusiastic retrieve by 14-month-old GSP Digby at Lake Wairarapa on Sunday (Photo: Alex Dalzel).

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Fish & Game NZ welcome investigation into ORC RMA practices

Fish and Game New Zealand welcomes the decision by Environment Minister David Parker to appoint a formal investigator to assess Otago Regional Council’s performance of their RMA functions in relation...

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