Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Last weekend to bag some game birds in Eastern Region

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 27/8/2014

Last weekend to bag some game birds

IMPORTANT NOTE EDS AND REPORTERS: This release is not for use by media outside the Bay of Plenty, Rotorua lakes and East Coast areas. It applies only to the Eastern Fish & Game region which runs from Wairoa in the south around to Waihi in the north, with an inland point at Taupo. Please visit www.fishandgame.org.nz to see the Eastern region’s boundaries.

Fish & Game is urging hunters in the central North Island to seize their last opportunity to bag some upland game birds – pheasants and quail – and black swan and pukeko.

The upland game bird season in the Eastern Fish & Game Region ends on August 31, 2014.

Eastern Region Senior Fish & Game Officer Matthew Mc Dougall says that all these birds provide a good end-of-season opportunity to put some wild game on table and “get more value from your hunting licence.

“We do acknowledge that the short mallard season, which ended on June 2, has made it a tough season for keen game bird hunters, but the measure was needed in view of the bird numbers.”

Black swan, largest of the game birds, can be targeted in areas such as the Rotorua lakes, and parts of Tauranga Harbour and there is no limit.

Mr Mc Dougall urges hunters who have access to pukeko flocks to take advantage of this, adding that the birds are continuing to thrive, and cause problems for farmers and home owners where their properties are close to wetlands.

He says that Fish & Game gets more complaints about pukeko damaging farmers’ crops than other bird species. They get into kiwifruit and citrus crops and feed on newly planted maize.

“There is a generous limit of ten birds for pukeko, and no limit on quail, but hunters can’t take more than five cock pheasants.”

Mr Mc Dougall urges hunters who are planning a final shoot this weekend to make sure they check the regulations that apply to the area they plan to visit.

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

TV3 Videos: Key's Flip-Flop Over Whale Oil Texts | Slater
Reaction: Greens | More
Dim-Post Link: The Very Odd Slightly Left Of Centre

Gordon Campbell: On Government Arrogance

Right now, National is ramming anti-terrorism measures through Parliament. This legislation will grant the SIS the power to carry out 48 hour bouts of surveillance on anyone without a warrant, and will bestow on government the power to unilaterally revoke anyone’s passports and thus deny them the freedom to travel.

Ludicrously, the public has been given exactly one day to make submissions on these major infringements of their civil liberties. Despite Finlayson’s misleading signals on RNZ that these are only stopgaps until next year’s full review of our security laws, the measures in question will not, in fact, expire until 2018.

Why the insane rush? Good question. More>>

 
 

Parliament Today:

Key Texts With Whale Oil Released: PM Can’t Be Trusted Over Dirty Politics Defence - Greens

John Key’s answers to questions about dirty politics can’t be trusted, after he was forced to admit that he had misled journalists and Parliament about contact with attack blogger Cameron Slater, said the Green Party today.. More>>

ALSO:

Temporary Release Crackdown Continues: Corrections Review Of Phillip Smith Case

“The review by Corrections’ Chief Custodial Officer reveals that the plan for Smith’s series of temporary releases was overly ambitious and misinformed. He’s a highly manipulative and deceptive person who although technically eligible, should not have been considered for temporary release." More>>

ALSO:

White Ribbon Day: Govt Resumes Sexual Violence Trial Proceedings Work

Justice Minister Amy Adams has asked the Law Commission to resume work on proposals for better supporting victims of sexual violence through the criminal process. The Law Commission will revisit its previous work on alternative pre-trial and trial processes to identify options for improving complainants’ experience in court. More>>

ALSO:

"New Faces, Wise Heads": Andrew Little Announces New Labour Line Up

Labour Leader Andrew Little today announced a bold new caucus line up which brings forward new talent and draws on the party’s depth of experience. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Rick Ellis As Te Papa’s New CEO

The recent appointment of former TVNZ boss Rick Ellis to head Te Papa has copped a fair bit of criticism. Much of it has been inspired by the suspicion that Ellis has been hired to pursue the same purely commercial goals as he did at TVNZ, while similarly neglecting the serious cultural side of his mandate. More>>

Passport Cancellation, Surveillance: Draft 'Foreign Fighters Legislation' Released

The final draft of the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill contains proposals previously announced by Mr Key in a major national security speech earlier this month. More>>

ALSO:

Related

Joint Statement: Establishment Of NZ-China Strategic Partnership

At the invitation of Governor-General Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae and Prime Minister The Rt Hon John Key of New Zealand, President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China made a state visit to New Zealand from 19 to 21 November 2014... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news