Moves to limit salmon catches are critical for future generations, Fish & Game says.
Jacinda Ardern has spent the day in Canterbury, which was devastated by torrential rain.
"This is an absolute tragedy," area commander Inspector David Gaskin said.
'You're almost reduced to tears,' says farmer calling for more Govt help.
Bridges washed out, whole farms under water, as sun comes out.
Mop-ups under way already but torrential rain continues to fall.
Concern grows with no rain on the horizon.
DoC accepts it could improve information around hazards and risks.
New reservoirs could cost $2m-$3m.
A man has been charged in connection with a tyre fire in North Canterbury.
A large fire is blazing in Amberley, north of Christchurch
Devastated friends of couple killed have gathered at family home.
Stark warning comes after death of farm worker Thomas Goodman.
William John Prouting met his son at the front. Months later, he was dead.
Much-called for register should hit criminal underground's black market.
The world's fastest hypercar is being built in a quiet corner of rural NZ.
Aged chestnut Tubby was found in a bad way on Canterbury farm.
With a shattered kneecap, Zach Stratford crawled 200m over a stony riverbed.
Bill Reid suffered minor injuries during the hard landing
Female firefighter hospitalised yesterday with dehydration is "recovering well".
At 2.13pm Scott then phoned 111, then he took the first photo of the fire.
The farmer said it was "an accident waiting to happen" with so much dry grass around.
13 harness racing people have so far been charged over Operation Inca
The new allegations emerged in court today.
Investigators are trying to figure out how the chopper inexplicably fell from the sky.
A Palmerston North man appeared in court on a match-fixing charge.
Police talk to neighbours after body found at Canterbury home.