Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


Fish & Game Appoints National Communications Manager

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 14 September, 2014


Fish & Game has appointed veteran journalist and broadcaster Don Rood as the organisation's national communications manager.

Don Rood has worked as a journalist for the last 36 years mainly in public service broadcasting and also in newspapers and commercial radio. For the past 11 years he has been Head of News at Radio New Zealand and has won numerous international and national awards.

Rood is also a keen angler and hunter.

Announcing the appointment, Fish & Game chief executive Bryce Johnson said New Zealand's outdoor lovers were facing big challenges and Fish & Game was determined to stand up for their rights, and those of anglers and game bird hunters in particular.

"I firmly believe that New Zealand is at a crossroads determining how this country's finite land and water resources are used and we are now staring down the barrel of irreversible environmental change, due primarily to intensification of farming," Mr Johnson said.

"I am looking forward to working with Don in meeting those challenges and preserving the quality of outdoor recreation that all New Zealanders enjoy."

Don Rood said he was delighted to work for an organisation dedicated to the environment, protecting habitat and the public good.

"I have had a long career in public service broadcasting and Fish & Game has a similar commitment to working in the interests of New Zealanders," he said.

"I love the outdoors and this position combines my passion for hunting and fishing with my love of writing and communicating."

Don Rood will take up his new role in Wellington in mid-October.


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


ScoopPro: Helping PR Professionals Get More Out Of Scoop has been a fixture of New Zealand’s news and Public Relations infrastructure for over 18 years. However, without the financial assistance of those using Scoop in a professional context in key sectors such as Public Relations and media, Scoop will not be able to continue this service... More>>

Insurance: 2017 Worst Year On Record For Weather-Related Losses

The Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ) announced today that 2017 has been the most expensive year on record for weather-related losses, with a total insured-losses value of more than $242 million. More>>


Crown Accounts: Govt Books In Line With Forecasts

The Government’s financial statements for the four months to 31 October indicate the books are tracking along with Treasury’s Budget forecasts, Finance Minister Grant Robertson says. More>>


Expert Reaction: Ross Sea Region Marine Protected Area In Force

Sweeping new protections for Antarctica's Ross Sea will come into effect on Friday 1 December. After five years of debate, the marine protected area (MPA) was agreed in 2016 after a joint proposal by New Zealand and the United States... More>>