Proposed Changes to NZ Marine Protection

Press Release – Science Media Centre

New types of marine reserves and community decision-making feature in legislation overhauling the protection of New Zealand’s marine life. Read more »

Government trades Māori Treaty rights for Auckland votes

Press Release – Hauraki Maori Trustboard

The National-led Governments first major announcement of 2016 is to trade Mori Treaty rights for Auckland votes in its bid to progress a recreational fishing park say the iwi of Tikapa Moana / Hauraki Gulf. Read more »

Sanford Response to Government’s Proposed Marine Park

Press Release – Sherson Willis

Sanford Response to Governments Proposed Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Fishing company Sanford (NZX: SAN ) says it will be in discussions with the Government around its concerns with the proposed new Hauraki Gulf Recreational Fishing Park outlined in … Read more »

Seafood industry supports sustainable fisheries

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

The seafood sector supports effective marine conservation, its Chief Executive Tim Pankhurst said today. Read more »

Questions Rise Over Recreational Fishing Parks

Press Release – MRFA

The Marlborough Recreational Fishing Association (MRFA) has cautiously welcomed announced Government’s proposals in a government discussion paper to establish new recreational fishing parks in the Marlborough Sounds and the Hauraki Gulf.. However … Read more »

Outdoor Council Wary on Government’s Fishing Parks

Press Release – CORANZ

A major outdoor recreation council has called for a careful measured response” to the National-led governments proposal for recreational fishing parks, announced today. The Council of Outdoor Recreation Associations (CORANZ)said while recreational … Read more »

NZ commodity producers had ‘a year to forget’ in 2015

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 12 (BusinessDesk) – Commodity producers had “a year to forget” in 2015, with many products falling below the cost of production although there are signs things might start picking up, according to ANZ Bank New Zealand, the country’s … Read more »

NZ commodity prices fall 1.8% in December; down 13% in 2015

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 12 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand commodity prices slid 1.8 percent in December, taking the annual decline to 13 percent, amid weak demand in global markets. Read more »

ACT calls for consistent compensation

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour welcomes the Governments proposal to pass a marine protection Act, with some reservations. Read more »

Recreational fishing parks proposed

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Dr Nick Smith Minister for the Environment Hon Nathan Guy Minister for Primary Industries Hon Maggie Barry Minister of Conservation 12 January 2016 Recreational fishing parks proposed in Hauraki Gulf and Marlborough Sounds as part of Marine Protected … Read more »

Fishhooks in government’s park plan

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

National has backed away from its promise of recreational fishing parks, with their proposal failing to ban commercial fishing operations in the area, says Labour Fisheries Spokesperson Rino Tirikatene. Read more »

Know your shells

Press Release – NIWA

If you’re collecting sea shells at the beach this summer and wondering what they are, NIWA is here to help. Read more »

Water Safety Leaders Hoping for Better than Average Holiday

Press Release – Water Safety New Zealand

Seven people will lose their lives to drowning between 4pm today (Christmas Eve) and the end of the official Christmas holiday period (6am on 5 January) if the average drowning toll for the past five years is anything to go by. Read more »

Life jackets are the skipper’s responsibility

Press Release – Environment Canterbury

Boat skippers must make sure everyone on board has a correctly-fitted life jacket on, Environment Canterbury Coasts and Waterways Safety Navigational Safety Officer Gary Manch says. Read more »

Aotearoa Fisheries posts $16m profit despite challenging yea

Press Release – Aotearoa Fisheries

Iwi-owned fishing company Aotearoa Fisheries Limited has reported a net profit after tax of $16 million for the year ended 30 September 2015. Read more »

Aotearoa Fisheries posts smaller FY earnings

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 23 (BusinessDesk) – Aotearoa Fisheries, which manages more than $530 million of fisheries assets for its iwi shareholders, reported a 27 percent decline in annual profit on reduced earnings from its half-stake in Sealord Group. Read more »

Disappointing opening to blue cod season

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is reminding recreational fishers at the top of the South Island of the new rules for blue cod after a disappointing start to the season. Read more »

Fishery officers out spreading the word

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Ministry for Primary Industries fishery officers were out in force over the weekend (19-20 December) as part of a pre-Christmas campaign to engage with the public and raise awareness of fisheries rules and regulations. Read more »

Toxic Algae present in Wai-iti and Takaka Rivers

Press Release – Tasman District Council

The Tasman District Councils summer toxic algae monitoring programme has reported toxic algae in the lower Wai-iti River, the Waimea around River Road, and in the Takaka River from Paynes Ford down past Reillys Road. While no incidents relating … Read more »

Water safety campaign launched

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman and ACC Minister Nikki Kaye welcome Water Safety New Zealands campaign launch of Stop and think before you go near the water , which is supported by ACC. Read more »

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