Pinched from Andrew Burden x Sporting Life blog:
….. On a more social note on fly fishing, myself and another local angler are looking at putting an evening together for fly fishers in Turangi to come meet up, have a drink and a meal (optional), with the idea to put together a social club to meet once a month with the express purpose of fostering friendship amongst local fly-fishers in Turangi and the surrounding areas. It is an opportunity for fly-fishers to share info, experiences, catches, techniques and above all else — to enjoy themselves in the company of other fly fishes.
We are Looking at holding this on the 4th of May and to see if anyone is interested in this happening.
All welcome and if you would like to be involved please email: firstname.lastname@example.org. (ph. 027 964 8802)
TRM adds: There is only one fishing club in Turangi – TALTAC (Tongariro and Lake Taupo Anglers Club) whose members are from other locations beyond Turangi. So the formation of a local social fishing club is long overdue. Andrew’s suggestion to encourage an informal social club of local anglers has TRM’s full support.
Then SWMBO will have to grant me leave to attend a ‘club’ meeting every month at the local Tavern. Any other TRM inmates will also be welcome.
Fresh water reform meeting – Wednesday 6 pm 20 April at Taupo.
As you may be aware, the Hon Dr Nick Smith, Minister for Environment and Hon Nathan Guy, Minister for Primary Industries have recently announced a series of public consultation meetings on the Next Steps for Freshwater Reform.
Since 2009, the Government has been undertaking a comprehensive set of reforms to improve the way we manage fresh water in New Zealand. As part of that, increased guidance and direction has been provided to local authorities, including the water take measuring regulations and the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2014. It is pleasing to note that councils are well on the way to implementing them.
This next stage of the reforms will build on what we have already put in place. The reforms are a result of a lot of work between the Government, iwi leaders and the Land and Water Forum.
The Government is consulting through to 22 April and the consultation is focusing on the following key areas:
§ Amending the National Policy statement for Freshwater Management to improve national direction;
§ Excluding stock from water bodies through regulation;
§ Requiring more efficient use of fresh water and good management practice;
§ Considering iwi rights and interests in fresh water; and
§ Setting up the ‘Next Steps for Freshwater Improvement Fund’ to further improve water quality.
Further information including how to submit on the reforms can be found at www.mfe.govt.nz/consultation/next-steps-fresh-water.
The world’s most prestigious mountain film festival is coming back to NZ: The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour presents over 2 1/2 hours of the most enthralling mountain adventure films that will have you on the edge of your seat.
Some of these films really do need to be seen to be believed!
Presented by World Expeditions, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will have you planning your next adventure before the credits roll.
To find out more, view the trailer and book tickets, visit www.banff.nz