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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 >>

DoC ‘Managed’ Iconic Station Only TB Infected Farm

Tuesday, 19 February 2019, 8:21 am | Tony Orman

A former pest worker with wide experience of 1080 poison has labelled the toxin as ‘an ecosystem poison’ Laurie Collins employed in his working life with the Forest Service and on pest work in Marlborough, has pointed out the region’s only TB infected ... More >>

Credible Research Vital to Sensibly Managing Fisheries

Friday, 27 October 2017, 12:47 pm | Tony Orman

Marlborough recreational fishers want urgent research into Marlborough Sounds blue cod spawning so the fishery can be soundly and accurately managed. More >>

Conservation Minister Afflicted with Wild Animal Hatred?

Monday, 31 July 2017, 3:52 pm | Tony Orman

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry has received stern rebukes for he championing of 1080 poison to visiting UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson during his recent visit to Wellington’s Zealandia wildlife sanctuary. More >>

Government ‘in Denial’ Over Water and Rivers Crisis

Friday, 2 September 2016, 3:22 pm | Tony Orman

Government is “in denial” over the deteriorating state of New Zealand’s water resource and rivers says a national freshwater angling organisation. More >>

Marlborough Fishers Want a Closed Season for Scallops

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 2:28 pm | Tony Orman

The Marlborough Recreational Fishers Association (MRFA) wants a closed scallop season to stem the downward spiral of the fishery. More >>

Possums No Pest Says NZ First’s Prosser

Wednesday, 11 May 2016, 3:29 pm | Tony Orman

NZ First MP Richard Prosser has told a recent public Blenheim meeting that possums are probably not a pest. More >>