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Sunday, 8 May 2022
News 1:21AM
Stunning weather greeted around 50,000 game bird hunters around the country this morning

While the sunshine and light winds across the country might have been in the duck's favour, it didn't stop hunters from celebrating the traditional first Saturday in May, the Opening Day of the game bird hunting season.

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Monday, 12 November 2012
Agriculture 7:14PM
Farmers urged to take early action to prevent crop damage

Auckland/Waikato Fish & Game is urging farmers to make plans now for reducing the damage that can be caused by large flocks of Paradise shelduck, and other game birds.

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Wednesday, 12 September 2012
News 6:10PM
Poolburn dam prospects looking good despite poaching

OTAGO — The new angling season is fast approaching with opening day at the Poolburn Dam being Monday 1 October 2012.  Otago Fish and Game have high expectations for a rewarding season following excellent spawning survey results in Poolburn tributaries over the winter months.

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Friday, 6 July 2012
Environment 8:48AM
RMA rejig a disaster for the environment

Fish & Game NZ says suggested changes to the RMA would be an absolute disaster for the environment.

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Tuesday, 12 June 2012
Environment 8:02AM
Baby tigers set loose at Lake Rotoma

It's one of the more striking sights you'll see – young tigers leaping about in the shallows at Lake Rotoma on a cold June day.

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Monday, 28 May 2012
Gaming 12:17PM
Fish & Game outlines strong case for swan drive on Tauranga Harbour

TAURANGA — Fish & Game Eastern Region says there are some strong environmental, public safety and other factors which make a strong case for requiring the reduction of black swan numbers on Tauranga Harbour.

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Monday, 2 April 2012
Fishing 11:55AM
Rangers All Set to Catch Spawning Trout Poachers [Eastern Fish & Game]

As the trout spawning season approaches, Fish & Game’s Eastern Region is stepping up its  operations to target poachers and anglers fishing illegally.

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Thursday, 22 March 2012
Fishing 10:40AM
Clutha River Salmon Fishery Improvement Programme showing success [Otago Fish & Game]

OTAGO

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Tuesday, 20 March 2012
Water 3:33PM
Water quality - time for talk is over

Fish & Game NZ says a report released today by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment (PCE) makes it clear that the time for talk about what’s impacting water quality in New Zealand is over and urgent action is required.

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Monday, 20 February 2012
Environment 8:48AM
Operation planned to stem bird disease outbreak

NORTHLAND — Fish & Game believes the disease that has claimed a large number of birds in the vicinity of the Piako River outlet into the Firth of Thames is most likely to be an outbreak of avian botulism.

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Thursday, 16 February 2012
Health 1:32PM
Fish & Game keeps close eye on disease outbreak

AUCKLAND — Auckland Waikato Fish & Game is asking landowners and hunters to monitor waterfowl populations on their properties and ponds for any signs of sick or dead birds.

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Monday, 13 February 2012
News 5:08PM
Trout Poachers Go on Police Wanted List

Four people – three men and one woman - wanted by Fish & Game in connection with separate serious poaching offences, are now on the Police wanted list.

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Monday, 7 November 2011
Water 8:09AM
Trustpower fail to do their homework on the Rakaia

SOUTHLAND — Fish & Game believe that a Trustpower scheme to take water from the Rakaia River could have a significant effect on the salmon fishery and the Rakaia mouth yet the power company have failed to properly investigate the consequences of the scheme.

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Thursday, 3 November 2011
Fishing 3:25PM
Fish & Game cautiously optimistic about fish disease

OTAGO — MAF has informed Otago Fish & Game that the hatchery trout infected with the Aeromonas bacteria is not the ‘typical’ strain of the disease.

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Monday, 31 October 2011
Fishing 8:13PM
Fiordland fisheries open

SOUTHLAND — The tributary rivers of Southland’s major lakes open for the first time this season on November 1st, a date that has long been marked on many of our anglers’ calendars.

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Agriculture 7:58PM
Future farming ethos must be embraced

Fish & Game NZ welcomes the launch of the new Future Farming Centre at Lincoln University as a bold step towards addressing the environmental impact of agriculture in New Zealand.

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Thursday, 27 October 2011
Fishing 3:51PM
Trout Boost for Lake Tutira

HAWKE'S BAY — Lake Tutira’s trout population is about to take a leap with the release of thousands of young trout.

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Thursday, 20 October 2011
Fishing 1:41PM
Go Chase the Big Ones this Weekend, says Fish & Game

Trout fishers have been urged to make the most of the holiday weekend – to target more of the top-condition fish caught in a great start to the new season.

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Fishing 12:46PM
Huge Catch as Trout Contest Leaps in Popularity

WAIKATO — The annual Lower Waikato Trout Fishing Contest 2011 turned up a “mammoth” catch of nearly 130 trout – after a big jump in the number of anglers competing.

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Monday, 17 October 2011
News 7:48PM
Fish release for kids day cancelled

SOUTHLAND — Southland Fish & Game is very disappointed that the release of 200 trout and salmon into the Te Anau boat harbour for the annual children’s fishing event this labour weekend will have to be cancelled.

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Health 7:46PM
Hatchery fish detected with disease

OTAGO — Otago Fish & Game has had confirmation from MAF that a yearling trout from the Macraes Hatchery has been positively identified as being infected with the Aeromonas bacteria.

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Monday, 10 October 2011
Fishing 1:21PM
Tigers on the Prowl at Rotorua Lake

ROTORUA — Tigers are on the loose at Lake Rotoma… Tiger trout, that is.

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Fishing 8:59AM
Fishing clubs help fast track skills

CANTERBURY — With the fishing season now in full swing Fish & Game is encouraging novice anglers to join a sports fishing club and fast track their learning.

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Friday, 7 October 2011
Fishing 3:13PM
Praise for Locals as Fish & Game Reels in Poachers

ROTORUA — Rotorua Fish & Game Officers have applauded sharp-eyed locals for their help - after a busy week of poaching call-outs – and dealing with illegal fishing.

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Thursday, 6 October 2011
Sport 3:50PM
Young Shooters Take Aim at Clay Target Titles

Hundreds of secondary school shooters are preparing to compete in national clay target shooting champs – that have put some on a path to world championship success.

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Tuesday, 4 October 2011
Fishing 7:52PM
1000 fish to be released for Take A Kid Fishing

CHRISTCHURCH — This year over 1000 salmon will be released into the Groynes Lakes in Christchurch for the annual Take A Kid Fishing (TAKF) day on October the 16th.

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Fishing 7:39PM
Anglers Roll Up Sleeves to Help with Trout Release

ROTORUA — Rotorua anglers will be doing their bit tomorrow (Wednesday Oct 5), to help with a major trout release into one of their favourite fishing lakes.

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Friday, 30 September 2011
Water 2:37PM
Kiwis demand clean water

Fish & Game NZ says it’s encouraging that Kiwis are increasingly aware of the water quality woes in this country but addressing the cause of the problem is long overdue.

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Wednesday, 21 September 2011
Fishing 3:54PM
New Trout Fishing Season October 2011

ROTORUA — For many, October the first is the most important day on the sport fishing calendar – the day the long-awaited trout season begins again.

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Tuesday, 20 September 2011
Fishing 3:32PM
Prize Package Great Incentive for Family Fishing

A new trout fishing prize package on offer provides enough quality gear to kit out the whole family.

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