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OECD Report on New Zealand Environment a ‘Wake Up Call’

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 4:46 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

The Government is being urged to heed the just-released OECD report on New Zealand’s environmental performance, with Fish & Game saying the report is a timely wake up call. More >>

Claim your game bird hunting spot!

Monday, 20 March 2017, 3:11 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Fish & Game is reminding game bird hunters to stake their claim for their favourite maimai or duck shooting stand before the start of the new hunting season now only weeks away (Saturday, 6 May, 2017). More >>

Wait over, game bird licences on sale

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 12:08 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

The opportunity to bag a duck, pheasant or quail for the family table is drawing nearer, with game bird hunting licences for the 2017 season going on sale today. (Thursday 16 March) More >>

OIO Hunter Valley Decision ‘Extraordinary'

Sunday, 12 March 2017, 8:58 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

The Otago Fish and Game Council is critical of the Overseas Investment Office decision on the sale of the Hunter Valley Station to a foreign buyer, describing it as “extraordinary” and gives the whole process a bad name. The station controls access along Lake Hawea ... More >>

Big turnout for wetland opening near Dargaville

Monday, 20 February 2017, 4:15 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Around 80 people turned out for the official opening of the Underwood Wetlands and Scenic Reserve, a major new wetland near Dargaville. More >>

Northland game bird hunters offered ‘special summer hunting’

Monday, 20 February 2017, 1:18 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Northland game bird hunters are being offered some summer hunting – in advance of the traditional May start of the hunting season. More >>

Dairy farmer’s award recognises superb environmental effort

Friday, 20 January 2017, 1:32 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Dairy farmer Phil Musson’s ‘can do’ attitude has won him the annual Working with Nature environment award from North Canterbury Fish & Game. More >>

Rotorua streams known for ‘trophy brown trout’ set to open

Monday, 28 November 2016, 12:22 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Anglers are gearing up to target some of New Zealand’s “biggest wild trout” as some renown Rotorua streams open for summer. More >>

Environment Court decision ‘saves iconic backcountry"

Tuesday, 15 November 2016, 3:49 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Southland Fish & Game has hailed as a “great outcome” for all of Southland an Environment Court ruling in its favour over the Oreti River valley. More >>

Fish & Game officers seize spears & gaff from poachers

Tuesday, 15 November 2016, 9:56 am | Fish and Game New Zealand

Fish & Game officers say it’s high time would-be poachers learn a lesson from court penalties – and give up trying to poach trout, especially from protected spawning streams. More >>

Anglers urged to ‘stay away’ from Clarence River

Monday, 14 November 2016, 2:44 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Anglers are asked to avoid the Clarence River downstream of the gorge following today’s North Canterbury earthquake. More >>

First High Country Rivers Open to Anglers

Tuesday, 1 November 2016, 1:32 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Fishing in the South Island’s remote and scenic back country regions begins opening today, (1 November 2016) with more waters opening this weekend (Nov 5). More >>

New record of an introduced parasite in Southern Waters

Monday, 31 October 2016, 10:39 am | Fish and Game New Zealand

Discovery of a new fish parasite in the South Island thankfully poses no risk to humans and overseas research indicates there will be minimal impact on the fishery. More >>

Independent report highlights Government’s failure

Thursday, 27 October 2016, 4:41 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

The latest independent report on the state of our marine environment is a damning indictment of New Zealand’s marine management, says Forest & Bird. More >>

Lake Rotoiti produces big trout on opening weekend

Monday, 17 October 2016, 2:13 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Lake Rotoiti produced the biggest fish, including a trout of more than four kilos (nine pound), on the opening weekend of the new fishing season. More >>

Take A Kid Fishing day a huge success

Monday, 17 October 2016, 10:23 am | Fish and Game New Zealand

Over six thousand Cantabrians packed out the four Childrens Fishing Lakes at the Groynes on Sunday for the annual Take A Kid fishing day on Sunday. More >>

Politicians Must Act on Youth’s Call for Clean Water

Thursday, 13 October 2016, 5:13 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Politicians from all parties are being urged to act decisively to improve the quality of New Zealand’s rivers, lakes and streams and protect public health following today’s plea to a select committee from the student-led Clean Water Campaign. More >>

Anglers win fishing gear but big prize eludes them

Tuesday, 11 October 2016, 10:33 am | Fish and Game New Zealand

Caption: Anglers Mark Preece (left) and Marcel Schweizer, two of the three anglers who each won a $200 voucher for their green tag fish. More >>

Angler ‘in with a chance’ to win big

Saturday, 1 October 2016, 9:31 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

At least one angler is in with a chance to win $10,000 after catching one of the special green-tagged fish released into the Rotorua lakes in time for today’s (Oct 1 ) opening of the new fishing season. More >>

Fishing season opens for 2016/17

Saturday, 1 October 2016, 9:28 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Anglers in their thousands hit the waterways of New Zealand today as the 2016-2017 fishing season got underway. More >>



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