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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…

  • 17/05/2019
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Fish & Game New Zealand welcomes the Government’s Tourism Strategy

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.

  • 16/05/2019
  • Richie Cosgrove
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Canterbury water testing alarming

Fish & Game are concerned that Environment Canterbury’s latest groundwater survey shows ninety-five per cent of Canterbury’s monitored wells have nitrate levels worse or no better than those ten years ago.…

  • 15/05/2019
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Fish and Game staff concerned at the state of Manuherikia River

Fish & Game staff, council and community representatives, have taken a close look at the Manuherikia River.

  • 13/03/2019
  • Richie Cosgrove
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‘A great day for outdoor lovers, conservation and the environment' - Fish and Game welcomes the halt to high country tenure reviews

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.

  • 14/02/2019
  • Richie Cosgrove
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Protecting New Zealand’s Threatened Wetlands on World Wetlands Day

The public is being encouraged to buy a specially commissioned wildlife habitat stamp to mark World Wetlands Day, with funds raised from sales being used to protect New Zealand’s fast-disappearing…

  • 1/02/2019
  • Richie Cosgrove
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Hunters Score Conservation Win With Marlborough Wetland Restoration

The contribution hunters have made to saving and restoring Marlborough’s largest surviving lowland freshwater wetland is being highlighted to mark 2019 World Wetlands Day.

  • 31/01/2019
  • Richie Cosgrove
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Be Careful Where You Escape From The Heatwave Fish & Game Warns

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…

  • 30/01/2019
  • Richie Cosgrove
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Water pollution is now New Zealanders’ Number One Concern

Pollution of our rivers and lakes is worrying New Zealanders more than any other issue, according to just-released public opinion poll results.

  • 2/01/2019
  • Richie Cosgrove
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Holiday Warning – Health Threat Posed By Canterbury Rivers

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.

  • 19/12/2018
  • Richie Cosgrove
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