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Game Bird Habitat Stamp photo competition

Thursday, 18 July 2019, 12:13 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Fish & Game New Zealand and the New Zealand Game Bird Habitat Trust are running a photo competition to select a winning image to be used on the Game Bird Habitat Stamp. More >>

Govt agriculture climate plan cautiously welcomed

Tuesday, 16 July 2019, 1:53 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

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 instead of bringing agriculture ... More >>

Botched Mudfish transfer shocks Fish & Game

Saturday, 13 July 2019, 11:00 am | Fish and Game New Zealand

Reports that nearly 1000 native fish have died in a botched transfer project costing ratepayers $160,000 have horrified Fish & Game. More >>

Illegal fishing method discovered on the Tekapo canals

Thursday, 11 July 2019, 9:44 am | Fish and Game New Zealand

Fish & Game Rangers have become alerted to an illegal fishing rig being used at the Mackenzie Basin Hydro Canals. More >>

Stats NZ survey shows water reforms have public support

Sunday, 30 June 2019, 11:37 am | Fish and Game New Zealand

New data released by Stats NZ shows that freshwater quality is New Zealanders' top environmental concern. More >>

Fish & Game welcome intensive agriculture leadership

Friday, 28 June 2019, 1:55 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Fish & Game New Zealand welcomes the pre-emptive media campaign by Beef + Lamb, DairyNZ and Federated Farmers in anticipation of photos of farmers behaving badly this winter. The campaign is trying to point to them being a minority, with Beef ... More >>

Salmon crisis prompts rule changes

Friday, 21 June 2019, 9:14 am | Fish and Game New Zealand

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. More >>

Salmon escape prompts Fish & Game crackdown

Friday, 14 June 2019, 5:29 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Fish & Game Rangers from the Central South Island region are patrolling the Ohau C canal system near Twizel in force after an unexpected escape of over 2,000 salmon this week. More >>

Fish & Game back call from Canterbury Officer of Health

Thursday, 13 June 2019, 11:47 am | Fish and Game New Zealand

Fish & Game New Zealand back the call from Canterbury Medical Officer of Health Dr Alistair Humphrey that research into the levels of nitrates in drinking water is urgently needed after a new study found a correlation of high nitrate levels and ... More >>

Tough new rules to clean up water welcomed

Wednesday, 5 June 2019, 2:22 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

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. More >>

Fish & Game welcome Budget announcements

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 2:51 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

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

Startling admission from ORC Chair

Wednesday, 29 May 2019, 4:18 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

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 Chief Executive Martin Taylor says. More >>

Fish & Game welcome investigation into ORC RMA practices

Friday, 17 May 2019, 1:04 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

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 to freshwater management. More >>

Fish & Game welcomes the Government’s Tourism Strategy

Thursday, 16 May 2019, 3:08 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

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. However, we are concerned with the lack of focus on protecting ... More >>

Canterbury water testing alarming

Wednesday, 15 May 2019, 5:20 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

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. More >>

Great prizes for returning duck band details

Tuesday, 14 May 2019, 10:27 am | Fish and Game New Zealand

Game bird hunters are again being offered some "very appealing" incentives to take part in one of Fish & Game’s longest-running scientific research programmes. More >>

Fish & Game hails ‘safe’ start to game bird season

Sunday, 5 May 2019, 2:48 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Fish & Game has applauded duck hunters for a "safe and compliant" start to the new season that began early yesterday morning. More >>

Fish & Game: pleasing start to new game bird season

Saturday, 4 May 2019, 1:55 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Fish & Game says there’s been a healthy start to the new game bird hunting season, with the rosiest reports so far from the South Island. More >>

Swot the rules & regs before you head out hunting

Wednesday, 1 May 2019, 9:43 am | Fish and Game New Zealand

Staff in Fish & Game’s Eastern Region say with the countdown starting to the new game bird season, hunters are urged to make sure they’re familiar with changes to both the local regulations and the new firearm laws. More >>

Stars align for lower North Island duck hunters

Tuesday, 30 April 2019, 2:12 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Deteriorating weather and good duck numbers in the lower North Island are aligned for the Opening of the game bird hunting season which starts this Saturday (May 4). More >>

 

 

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