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Date

Title

 

2011

 
Update #151
Sept
A new era in fisheries advocacy
Update #150
Aug
Policy of abundance is a winner
Update #149
Jul
More at stake than just a fishing license
Update #148
Jun
Back to the future
Update #147
May
We don't know how lucky we are
Update #146
Apr
Broad fishing interests at risk from statutory authority
Update #145
Mar
Proportional shares eat into your fishing future
Update #144
Feb
Common law or statutory right to fish - the difference
Update #143
Jan
Standby to protect your fishing access
 

2010

 
Update #142
Dec
Latest news, Xmas gifts and a tagging study needs you
Update #141
Dec
No excuse for incompetence and mediocrity
Update #140
Nov
What will it take for MFish to listen?
Update #139
Oct
Squealers, dreamers and kahawai dealers
Update #138
Sep
Kahawai, blue cod and a Reel Action wind-up
Update #137
Sep
What are the Minister's priorities for kahawai?
Update #136
Aug
Should we be scared?
Update #135
Jul
Cautiously optimistic reaction to kahawai proposals
Update #134
Jun
New Zealand's fisheries are well managed - Yeah Right!
Update #133
May
Massive turbines for Kaipara Harbour
Update #132
Apr
Creating an over arching body for fishers
Update #131
Mar
Winner of Hiwi the Kiwi Goes Fishing raffle
Update #130
Feb
Hiwi the Kiwi Goes Fishing Raffle
Update #129
Mar
A bouquet and quest for precautionary management
Update #128
Feb
Dodgy principles in proposed crayfish increases
Update #127
Jan
Compensation - what are the principles?
 

2009

 
Update #126
Dec
Latest news, Black Magic game lures and a boat prize
Update #125
Dec
Compensation: The one that got away
Update #124
Nov
Fishing rights changes 'real possibility'
Update #123
Oct
Foreigners not the only scandal in fisheries
Update #122
Oct
Pre-determined 2030 Vision process
Update #121
Aug
Matariki - a new year, a new challenge
Update #120
Aug
How many fish do we actually catch?
Update #119
Jul
Fisheries 2030 proposals catalyst for environmental alliance
Update #118
Jun
Amateur fishing zones - panacea or pitfall?
Update #117
May
Prospects of amateur fishing zones
Update #116
Apr
Kahawai, area management and innovation
Update #115
Apr
Ministry management a disgrace to society
Update #114
Mar
More snapper, spearos special and kahawai news
Update #113
Mar
Fanatical fishos top the scales
Update #112
Feb
Do more eggs equal more snapper?
Update #111
Jan
Abundance is the key
 

2008

 
Update #110
Dec
A glimmer of hope as Christmas nears
Update #109
Dec
History never repeats?
Update #108
Nov
Concerns still for process
Update #107
Oct
At least we can still catch fish. Or can we?
Update #106
Sep
Smokescreen covers cracks in Amendment Bill
Update #105
Aug
Critical issue veiled in secrecy
Update #104
Jul
The immeasurable joys of fishing
Update #103
Jun
Unjustified punitive measures
Update #102
May
Guardians of the Sea
Update #101
Apr
option4 cracks a century and will blue cod survive?
Update #100
Apr
Celebration time!
Update #99
Mar
Marine reserves - Coming to a place near you
Update #98
Feb
A promising start in 2008 for our fisheries
Update #97
Feb
Brighter prospects for fisheries management
Update #96
Jan
Barrier (Aotea) marine reserve and a clever fish ID system
 

2007

 
Update #95
Dec
Christmas is here and the fish are biting
Update #94
Dec
Just do it! - manage our fisheries sustainably*
Update #93
Nov
Dolphin commonsense called for*
Update #92
Oct
Startling fishing technology revealed
Update #91
Oct
Set netting debate keeps rolling on.......*
Update #90
Sep
Are fishermen at risk of extinction?*
Update #89
Aug
Using the QMS to achieve abundant fisheries*
Update #88
Jul
Deeming, next Hokianga Accord hui and Kahawai Appeal
Update #87
Jul
Legalised overfishing*
Update #86
Jun
Kahawai Legal Challenge - Mark your diaries!
Update #85
Jun
Fishing rights not for sale*
Update #84
May
Industry appeal against historic kahawai win
Update #83
May
A positive sign of things to come?*
Opinion Piece
Apr
Shared Fisheries - A house built on sand*
Update #82
Apr
A Pakeha recreational fishing perspective
Special
Mar
Chesters Fishing Contest - You aint seen nothing yet*
Update #81
Mar
The People's Submission*
Update #80
Feb

Government is after our fish again!*

Update #79
Jan
Fishing freedom is priceless - NZFN*
 

2006

 
Update #78
Dec
"Shared Fisheries" Will Affect All Recreational Fishers - NZFN
Update #77
Nov
Big Cuts To Bag Limits Likely- NZFN
Update #76
Oct
Sustainable Shared Fisheries - NZFN
Update #75
Sep
Conservation without Confiscation - NZFN
Update #74
Aug
Who said history never repeats? - NZFN
Update #73
Jul
Shared Fisheries and the Minister - NZFN
Update #72
Jun
Making a Difference
Update #71
May
The Ultimate Challenge
Update #70
May
Fishing for food or profit? - NZFN
Update #69
Apr
Sharing success in fisheries - NZFN
Update #68
Mar
Recreational fisheries important to all - NZFN
Special
Mar
option4 winner of Chesters Contest
Update #67
Feb
Give option4 your mandate in fisheries battle
 

2005

 
KLC Update#14
Dec
Big thanks to fundraisers and Xmas lucky draw
Update #65
Dec
Unique forum - NZFN
KLC Update#13
Dec
Proportional allocation - the simple truth
Update #64
Nov
Danger ahead for fishing - NZFN
Update #63
Nov
Good and bad news on submissions
KLC Update#12
Oct
Challenge only hope for recreational fishers!
Update #62
Sep
Tangata whenua invite fishers to join forum - NZFN
Newsflash #2
Sep
Bouquet for United Future Outdoor Recreation
Update #61
Aug
Promises for Improved Fisheries Management - NZFN
Update #60
Jul
Confiscation in the name of Conservation - NZFN
Newsflash #1
Jul
Serious Impacts on Bag Limits
Update #59
Jun
More Fish in the Water - NZFN
Update #58
Jun
United We Stand
Update #57
May
Public Lose Again in Fisheries Management - NZFN
Update #56
May
Marine Protection - Politically Driven Madness
Update #55
Apr
Spotlight on Fisheries (Mis)management
Update #54
Apr
MPAs - Politically Driven Madness - NZFN
Update #53
Mar
Meritorious - NZFN
Update #52
Feb
Stand and Fight or Kahawai is off the Menu
Update #51
Feb
option4 - Why, How and Now - NZFN
Update #50
Jan
Divide and Conquer - NZFN
 

2004

 
Update #49
Dec
Kahawai Challenge - A Future Investment - NZFN
PFK Message
Dec
Kahawai - Message from Paul's Fishing Kites
Alert # 7
Dec
Kahawai - Stand and Fight or Lose It
Update #48
Nov
Adaptive Management Programmes - NZFN
Update #47
Nov
Minister in Court over Kahawai
Update #46
Oct
Kahawai and Marine Protection
Update #46
Sep
Kahawai - Who's Saying What? - NZFN
Update #45
Sep
Big Issues - Kahawai and the Foreshore
Update #45
Aug
Kahawai Decision - What Will It Bring? - NZFN
Update #44
Jul
Private or Public Foreshore
Update #44
Jul
Private or Public Foreshore - NZFN
Update #43
Jun
Protecting our Precious Marine Environment
Update #43
Jun
Protecting our Precious Marine Environment - NZFN
Update #42
May
A Ministry out of Control?
Update #42
May
A Ministry out of Control? - NZFN
Update #41
Apr
Kahawai and Big Game submissions
Update #41
Apr
Time to Stand Up and Fight For a Fair Go - NZFN
Update #40
Mar
Kahawai - Our Fish - Our People
Update #39
Feb
Kahawai - Ministry claim "no scarcity"
Update #39
Feb
Kahawai - Ministry claim "no scarcity" - NZFN
 

2003

 
Update #33
Dec
Rights and Reserves
Update #33
Dec
It's Time For You To Get Involved!!! - NZFN
Update #32
Oct
Planning for the Future
Update #31
Oct
Marine Reserves - Twisting The Truth - NZFN
Update #31
Sep
Kingfish - Courage under Fire
Update #30
Aug
Rights and Marine Protection Issues
Update #30
Aug
Great Barrier Marine Reserve Proposal - NZFN
Update #29
Jul
Great Barrier Island proposal
Update #29
Jul
DoC Bargain - Great Barrier sold for $120 - NZFN
Update #28
Jun
The Right to Fish for Food - NZFN
Update #27
May
What option4 Stands For - NZFN
Update #26
Apr
Rights Reform Process - NZFN
Update #24
Apr
Consensus Achieved and Working
Update #25
Mar
First Reference Group Meeting - NZFN
Update #24
Feb
Consensus Achieved - NZFN
Update #23
Jan
Kingfish - How Much Quota? - NZFN
 

2002

 
Update #22
Dec
Process - What Process?
Update #21
Nov
Brick Bat and Bouquet
Update #20
Oct
Public Consultation
Update #19
Sep
Ministry of Commercial Fisheries?
Update #18
Jul
Does their Arrogance Deserve Your Vote?
Update #17
Jun
Open Letter to the Minister of Fisheries
Update #16
May
Not the Reply We Were Hoping For
Update #15
Apr
option4 Response to Cabinet Paper
Update #14
Mar
Is This Public Consultation?
Update #13
Feb
Cabinet Paper Presentation
 

2001

 
Update #12
Dec
Minister says No Consensus
Update #11
Nov
Time to Put Up or Shut Up
Update #10
Oct
Ministerial Consultative Group Update
Update #9
Aug
We The Silent Majority
Update #8
Jun
Boat Show Winners
Update #7
May
Boat Show Here We Come
Update #6
Apr
Licensing Off Menu
Update #5
Mar
One Down Three To Go
 

2000

 
Update #4
Dec
option4 Delivers
Update Special
Dec
Submissions still coming in!
Update #3
Dec
option4 Submission Online
Update #2
Nov
Soundings Deadline Extended
Update #1

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