Latest National News

This section contains news related to the New Zealand Fish & Game Council, as well as news on game bird and freshwater fish management, hunting and fishing and habitat conservation in NZ.

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Game bird hunters and anglers encouraged to enrol ahead of Fish & Game elections

Licensed anglers and game-bird hunters are being urged to enrol so they can vote in the upcoming Fish & Game elections.

  • 4/07/2024
  • Maggie Tait
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Counting on it – Fish & Game staff checking on wildlife numbers to manage species

Fish & Game staff across the country are out of their offices catching and counting birds or kitted up in wetsuits to count fish.

  • 22/03/2024
  • Richie Cosgrove
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ReWilding the north for World Wetlands Day - wetland a paradise for wildlife

The completion of the second stage of an ambitious project to rewild a once grazed Northland valley into a lush wetland has been celebrated with an event to mark World…

  • 8/02/2024
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Mohaka & Aropaonui River Update

Mohaka River No 6 Glenfalls recreation reserve. The DOC camping ground is still closed waiting for repair work to be undertaken.

  • Hawke's Bay
  • 12/01/2024
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New Zealand anglers warned about rogue fishing licence website

Fish & Game New Zealand is urging anglers to beware of an overseas-based website offering its services to help purchase a fishing licence.

  • 22/12/2023
  • Roslyn Simmonds
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ALERT NOTICE for anyone intending to purchase a fishing licence - It has come to Fish & Game’s attention that there is a website offering its services as an assistant…

  • 21/12/2023
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Anglers dusting off the rods & perfecting ‘wild’ skills

Sunday 10th Of December Saw A Group Of Keen Anglers Join West Coast Fish & Game Field Officer Baylee Kersten At The Taramakau River, For A Session On The Basics…

  • Rewild
  • 13/12/2023
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Annual Public Meeting of Eastern Fish & Game region

The Annual Public Meeting of the Eastern Fish & Game Council will be held at our premises, 1130 Paradise Valley Road, Rotorua on Thursday 8th Dec at 3pm.

  • Eastern
  • 22/11/2023
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Environment Canterbury Media Statements Misleading

Environment Canterbury’s (ECan) media comments on progress with the Declaration proceedings before the Environment Court relating to the Rakaia River Water Conservation Order do not provide full context, and readers…

  • North Canterbury Fresh Water
  • 14/11/2023
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Dame Lynda Topp behind new Fish & Game campaign encouraging Kiwis to take up angling and hunting

Fish & Game New Zealand has launched a public awareness campaign to hook New Zealanders on the experience of freshwater fishing and hunting.

  • 7/11/2023
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