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Reports show why ORC must lead the way out of troubled waters

Otago Fish & Game is deeply concerned about the state of the region’s environment, with recently released Otago Regional Council reports suggesting many of its freshwater bodies are in serious…

  • Otago
  • 11/03/2024
  • Bruce Quirey
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Crested grebe focus of lots of searching over the weekend

The pūteketeke Australasian crested grebe, announced the Bird of the Century in 2023 was the focus of lots of searching over the weekend.

  • 5/02/2024
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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…

  • 5/02/2024
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Walking tour showcases wetland values

All aspects of human wellbeing are tied to the health of the world’s wetlands.

  • Otago
  • 24/01/2024
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Takitakitoa Wetland Walking Tour

  • Otago
  • 16/01/2024
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Fish & Game and Ernslaw One team up to protect native galaxiids in plantation forests

Pictured: The Pomahaka galaxiid is found only in the Pomahaka River and its tributaries in South Otago.

  • Otago
  • 1/12/2023
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Urban wetland protected forever

The covenanting of the Bullock Creek Hatchery Springs wetland has been celebrated at a community gathering in Wānaka.

  • Otago Fresh Water
  • 13/11/2023
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Fish & Game protects urban wetland in Wānaka

Otago Fish & Game Council alongside the Queen Elizabeth 2 National Trust (QE2) has covenanted one of Otago’s most unusual wetlands, ensuring its ongoing protection.

  • Conservation Fresh Water
  • 10/10/2023
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Research targets economic impact of famed hydro canal sports fishery

A study has been launched to assess the economic impact of one of New Zealand’s most popular sports fisheries.

  • Fishing Fresh Water
  • 3/10/2023
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Potential lake closure due to threat of invasive species concerning

Fish & Game New Zealand is closely monitoring the situation at Lake Okataina near Rotorua amid iwi concerns about the spread of the invasive species gold clam.

  • Fresh Water
  • 26/09/2023
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