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Game bird season round country holds ‘strong prospects’

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 1:07 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Fish & Game staff are predicting a very strong start to the new game bird season in some parts of both the North and South islands thanks to the wet spring and summer. More >>

Auckland trout – a unique school holiday activity on offer

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 10:04 am | Fish and Game New Zealand

Here’s a school holiday activity with a real difference – watching and helping Fish & Game stocking Lake Pupuke on Auckland’s North Shore with catchable trout. More >>

Prime Minister must act on his Chief Scientist’s advice

Wednesday, 12 April 2017, 3:18 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

The Prime Minister is being urged to listen to his own science advisor and show strong leadership by protecting New Zealand’s fresh water from unthinking development and exploitation. More >>

Fish & Game tips ‘better hunting’ for new game bird season

Tuesday, 11 April 2017, 9:46 am | Fish and Game New Zealand

Game bird hunters in Fish & Game’s Eastern Region can expect one of the best hunting seasons for some time, going by the latest research into mallard duck numbers. More >>

Long-serving Fish & Game Chief Executive to retire

Monday, 10 April 2017, 3:27 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The long-serving head of Fish & Game New Zealand Bryce Johnson is retiring. More >>

Game bird hunters urged to take care as storm lashes country

Wednesday, 5 April 2017, 3:35 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Fish & Game is urging game bird hunters wanting to stake a claim on their favourite hunting spot to take care as Cyclone Debbie lashes much of the country. More >>

Sockeye Salmon Are Spawning in the Mackenzie Country

Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 9:52 am | Fish and Game New Zealand

The Southern Hemisphere’s only population of the mysterious sockeye salmon has started its spawning run in the MacKenzie Country’s alpine rivers, providing the region with a new tourist attraction. More >>

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 >>



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