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Freshwater plan unlikely to have major impact on Dairy

Monday, 16 September 2019, 6:30 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Fish & Game New Zealand has welcomed the findings of a New Zealand Institute of Economic Research report, which rejects claims the Government’s freshwater proposals will have a significant economic impact. More >>

Fed Farmers fight against new rules

Friday, 13 September 2019, 12:56 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

In the face of overwhelming public opinion that farmers need to clean up after themselves, Federated Farmers has mounted an offensive to try and stop some of its members having to do just that. More >>

Fish & Game react to shoddy LGNZ Essential Freshwater report

Tuesday, 10 September 2019, 5:30 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Local Government New Zealand's Regional Sector Water Subgroup has today released a report assessing some of the potential impacts of the reforms proposed under the Essential Freshwater Package. More >>

New Zealanders deserve fresh, clean water

Thursday, 5 September 2019, 11:09 am | Fish and Game New Zealand

Today's Government announcement has the potential to fix New Zealand's freshwater pollution crisis - but only if the right options are selected, Fish & Game New Zealand Chief Executive Martin Taylor says. More >>

Fish & Game react to DairyNZ's latest greenwashing

Monday, 2 September 2019, 4:31 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

DairyNZ’s refusal to understand that the public are pushing for a step-change in water quality was highlighted today by their cynically-timed press release on their Water Accord, Fish & Game New Zealand chief executive Martin Taylor says. More >>

Kiwis expect Govt to deliver strict new water quality rules

Monday, 2 September 2019, 9:56 am | Fish and Game New Zealand

Pollution of our rivers and lakes remains a top concern for Kiwis according to public opinion poll results, with two-thirds of people expecting the Government to put rules and regulations in place to protect water quality. More >>

Queenstown Lakes District Council’s comments unacceptable

Friday, 23 August 2019, 12:05 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Queenstown Lakes District Council’s comments that it has applied for a consent to pollute waterways to avoid 'prosecutions by the Otago Regional Council' are unacceptable,’ Fish & Game New Zealand Chief Executive Martin Taylor says. More >>

Fish & Game fishing licences now on sale

Friday, 23 August 2019, 9:25 am | Fish and Game New Zealand

Freshwater anglers are eagerly anticipating the start of the new trout and salmon fishing season with Fish & Game's 2019-20 licences now on sale. More >>

Fed Farmers message misses some crucial facts

Thursday, 22 August 2019, 11:32 am | Fish and Game New Zealand

While Fish & Game New Zealand is pleased to see Federated Farmers Environment Spokesperson Chris Allen say that 'we all want good, fresh water', he conveniently overlooks some key facts. More >>

Fish & Game supports re-written fish conservation bill

Wednesday, 31 July 2019, 1:52 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

The Conservation (Indigenous Freshwater Fish) Bill has reported back from Parliament's Environment Committee today in a much better shape, which Fish & Game New Zealand can now support. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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