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ALERT: Te Reinga Bridge Closure (Ruakituri River)

The Te Reinga Bridge on the Ruakituri River is Closed to all passage (pedestrians and vehicles) until further notice following damage to the structural support.

  • Eastern
  • 7/04/2022
  • Richie Cosgrove
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Manchurian wild rice could trick you

Duck hunting gets you out along the waterways and in among some of the plants that like wet feet.

  • 18/01/2022
  • Richie Cosgrove
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Positives found in High Court loss on Lindis

Otago Fish and Game Council is considering the implications of a judgement from the High Court where its appeal against the Lindis River Environment Court decision was not upheld.

  • 3/12/2021
  • Richie Cosgrove
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Fish & Game Supports Calls for Forestry Re-Focus

Fish & Game NZ is supporting calls for an urgent rethink on the rapid proliferation of exotic forests currently being supported by central government, and instead, refocus on native plantings…

  • 25/11/2021
  • Richie Cosgrove
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Band-Aid Won’t Heal Canterbury’s Water Woes

Fish & Game says Environment Canterbury’s (ECan) recent amendments to planning provisions are nothing more than a “band-aid solution” to critical overallocation and pollution of the region’s waterways.

  • 24/11/2021
  • Richie Cosgrove
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In compliance with Section 17M of the Conservation Act 1987, the Council hereby gives notice that the Draft Central South Island Sports Fish and Game Management Plan is available for…

  • Central South Island
  • 16/10/2021
  • Richie Cosgrove
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Nutrients In Rivers - How Much Is Too Much?

Top New Zealand freshwater scientists have answered the question of how much nutrients should be permitted in our rivers to maintain ecosystem health.

  • 11/06/2021
  • Richie Cosgrove
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Funding proposal for Lake Hayes misses the point

  Polluters must help foot the bill to clean up Lake Hayes.

  • Otago
  • 6/05/2021
  • Bruce Quirey
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Stunning photo helps save wetlands

Marlborough photographer Matt Winter’s stunning photo of a New Zealand shoveler duck lifting off the water has won the 2021 Game bird habitat stamp photo competition.

  • 2/02/2021
  • Richie Cosgrove
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Huge Boost for Wetland Restoration

Wetlands throughout the country will benefit from the Government’s One Billion Trees Programme which will be used to create habitat for wildlife and help offset carbon emissions.

  • 21/12/2020
  • Richie Cosgrove
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