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The Fish and Game political questioneer
Sep 7th, 2014 at 9:06am
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As is usual, the Fish & Game magazine (August 2014 Special) sought political
parties responses to five key questionsas follows:

1. Does you party support the introduction of a resource rental for private
commercial use of the public water resource?

2. In recognition of the need to safeguard the life supporting capacity of
freshwater ecosystems, and that our rivers be safe for swimming, fishing and
food gathering, does your party support the National Objectives Framework
including environmental limits that foster ecological health, are not toxic
to desirable freshwater aquatic species and are safe for primary contact
recreation and food gathering?

3. Does you party consider that consenting processes for water takes for the
likes of irrigation schemes should include consideration of the
environmental impacts of the intended land use change, with any grant of
consent including conditions to protect the life supporting capacity of the
receiving waters downstream of the intensified land use area?

4. To make the Walking Access Mapping System more user friendly woudl your
party support the inclusion of contact details against land parcels on the
System so that members of the public wishing to pass across private land, or
recreate on such land, would know who they should contact to request
permission, as per the wish of land occupiers at the time of the passage of
the Walking Access Act 2008?

5. What would your party do to enhance Fish & Game's ability to achieve its
statutory purpose of maintaining, managing and enhancing sport fish and game
in the recreational interests of anglers and hunters?

The magazine then invited readers to score each parties' response according
to the following criteria:

0 - pathetic, weasel worded response from out-of-touch dinosaurs doomed to
extinction.
1 - weak commitment, likely to be compromised and gazumped by its other
policies, tries to be all things to all people, just too slippery, doesn't
cut the mustard.
2 - getting there, has potential, but a little too much waffle and needs
sharpening to get rid of escape clauses. Have some doubts about actual
commitment to delivery.
3 - clear, committed, action focused right on the button, trust them to
take it into any coalition negotiations, definitely has my vote.

Looking at their responses AND cross checking against each political
parties' published policies on-line the Federation scored the responses
accordingly.  Those who did not respond to the magazine (Act and
Conservatives) scored zero for all responses as a reflection of their
disinterest in the freshwater angling and bird hunting community.  We
believe our score is representative of how the majority of Fish & Game
licence holders would score although accept there is always room for
subjective interpretation.

  

Co-leader NZ Outdoors Party http://www.outdoorsparty.co.nz
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Re: The Fish and Game political questioneer
Reply #1 - Sep 7th, 2014 at 9:23am
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This was sent to me by the President of the federation of Freshwater anglers and they asked me to put it up for them hence I'm listed as starting it but in fact the member Davey H  is the poster.
  

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