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Fiordland’s Wapiti Herd

Sunday, 14 April 2024, 1:26 pm | Tony Orman

Forest and Bird’s recent shrill strident alarmist call criticising wapiti (elk) in the Fiordland National Park shows a lack of understanding, a lack of reality and a lack of awareness of past research into the role of wapiti and red deer, in this ... More >>

Government 1080 Drops Costly To The Economy And Ecology

Thursday, 4 April 2024, 5:28 am | Tony Orman

The frequency of 1080 drops saturate the South Island’s public lands with an indiscriminate poison that disrupts the ecosystem & ecological food chains causing in the short term rat & stoat plagues More >>

Proposals For Snapper Farming “Full Of Fish Hooks”

Thursday, 4 April 2024, 5:23 am | Tony Orman

A proposal by Fisheries Minister Shane Jones for the farming of snapper has been described by an outdoor recreation organisation as “injudicious and a fallacy”. Tony Orman, past chairman of the Council of Outdoor Recreation Associations and the ... More >>

National Party’s Hunting And Fishing Minister Idea Welcomed

Wednesday, 26 July 2023, 12:31 pm | Tony Orman

by Tony Orman The National Party’s Plan for Hunting and Fishing, which was announced at the New Zealand Deerstalker’s Association Conference last weekend, is a major step forward for the rights of hunters and the management of game animals in New More >>

DoC And Predator Free Movement Ignoring Basic Ecology

Saturday, 3 December 2022, 2:46 pm | Tony Orman

The Department of Conservation and the Predator Free movement are not facing up to ecological realities and the consequences of disrupting nature’s food chains, says Canterbury-based scientist Dr Jo Pollard in an article in the latest New Zealand ... More >>

NZ’s Pest Poison Programme Is Pointless And Cruel

Wednesday, 21 September 2022, 3:05 pm | Tony Orman

An European scientist is calling on New Zealand to stop its poisoning of pests under Pest Free 2050 policy as it is impossible to achieve and is causing extreme cruelty to animals. Dr. Koen Margodt of the Jane Goodall Institute Global and Department ... More >>

Why New Zealand's Policy Of Killing Animals Harms Children - US Ecologist

Monday, 6 June 2022, 4:28 pm | Tony Orman

An article by an American ethologist/behavioral ecologist Marc Bekoff in “Psychology Today”, points to a strong link between cruelty to animals and violence towards humans, vitally important in the light of mass shootings murders. " Ample research ... More >>

Shooting Incidents Show Government Rash Firearm Laws Failure

Thursday, 26 May 2022, 11:10 am | Tony Orman

Recreational firearm group says the rash of gang shootings in Greater Auckland show government is failing to deal with the main issue. President of the Sporting Shooters Association, Chaz Forsyth says “this level of gang violence in our biggest city ... More >>

Erosion Of Rakaia River’s Protection Is "Irresponsible And Unacceptable"

Sunday, 13 March 2022, 6:39 pm | Tony Orman

The protection status by way of the long-standing Water Conservation Order (WCO) for the Rakaia River is being eroded by efforts by Trustpower and Environment Canterbury says the New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers (NZFFA). Federation president ... More >>

Outdoor Groups Urge A 'New Look’ DoC

Sunday, 6 February 2022, 6:29 pm | Tony Orman

Some outdoor recreation-conservation groups are calling for a revision of the Department of Conservation priorities and targets following a recent National Radio interview with the department’s newly appointed director-general Penny Nelson. The new director ... More >>

Trout-Rivers Advocacy Lauds End To Wairau River Threat

Sunday, 14 November 2021, 5:49 pm | Tony Orman

TrustPower’s recent decision to not renew its resource consent application for a hydro-electricity scheme for the Wairau River has been applauded by the NZ Federation of Freshwater Anglers (NZFFA). NZFFA secretary David Haynes of Nelson said the “virtual ... More >>

Government Shelves Draconian Fish And Game Restructure Proposals

Sunday, 22 August 2021, 4:06 pm | Tony Orman

Proposals to radically restructure Fish and Game, that administer and manage trout and salmon fishing and duck and game bird shooting, have been shelved according to a letter from Conservation Minister Kiri Allan sent to the New Zealand Outdoor Party. ... More >>

Fallow Deer Being Bombarded With 1080 Poison

Friday, 5 March 2021, 10:06 am | Tony Orman

National Parks are being closed off to allow fallow deer to be bombarded with 1080 poison. The proposal has drawn strong criticism from the Australian hunting public and also New Zealand’s Sporting Hunters Outdoor Trust. Laurie Collins, spokesman ... More >>

DoC Claims Of 1080 Success On Pirongia Possums Seriously Flawed

Wednesday, 20 January 2021, 4:44 pm | Tony Orman

Diverse native wildlife on Mount Pirongia in South Waikato can flourish this summer, thanks to a successful pest control operation, says the Department of Conservation (DoC). But the department’s claims are seriously flawed says two outdoor organisations. ... More >>

“Anti Wild Animal Phobia” Needs Ditching For Science Based Management

Monday, 21 September 2020, 9:39 am | Tony Orman

Reports of DOC and Minister Eugenie Sage turning their killing programme from tahr to deer suggests the extermination edict is paramount in government polices says a hunting and environmental advocacy. Laurie Collins spokesman for the Sporting Hunters ... More >>

DOC’s National Park 1080 Drops Are Irresponsible

Friday, 21 August 2020, 2:49 pm | Tony Orman

A recreational hunting forum has criticised the Department of Conservation’s aerial drops of 1080 poison in the public’s national parks such as Fiordland and Nelson Lakes. Laurie Collins of Westport spokesman for the Sporting Hunters Outdoor Trust ... More >>

Brunner ZIP 1080 Drop Exposes Ministers Lack Of Understanding

Monday, 1 June 2020, 5:49 pm | Tony Orman

Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage needs to take a basic biology lesson in the difference between a vegetarian herbivore and a carnivore predator, says a hunting and conservation advocacy. Laurie Collins, spokesman for the Sporting Hunters Outdoor ... More >>

Fish And Game Review Opportunity For Positive Change?

Tuesday, 5 May 2020, 10:49 am | Tony Orman

A former president of the Professional Fishing Guides Association sees the proposal to review Fish and Game as an opportunity to effect positive change. “It would be wise to see what the Department of Conservation has in the way of plans to reform ... More >>

Fish And Game Review OK But Not By DOC

Monday, 4 May 2020, 11:47 am | Tony Orman

A major trout and salmon fishing advocacy has expressed strong support for Fish and Game NZ which the Minister of Conservation and Department of Conservation propose a review of. New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers president Peter Trolove ... More >>

OSPRI 1080 Deer Repellent Trial Fails Conservation

Thursday, 25 April 2019, 5:42 pm | Tony Orman

OSPRI a part government funded agency which aims to eradicate bovine Tb is planning to test a new deer repellent in south Marlborough by comparing wild deer by-kills between the new additive with normal 1080 baits. But the plan falls short of important ... More >>





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