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Legal Roads Gold Standard for Access

This piece first appeared in the ODT on the 06/10/2015

The issues around access to the Remarkables (ODT, 12.9.15) are the most recent and public example […]

Outdoor Recreation Consortium secures further funding

Outdoor Recreation Consortium – Press Release 09/09/2015

The Outdoor Recreation Consortium is welcoming yesterdays’s announcement that further funding from the Department of Conservation’s Community Conservation Partnership Fund – Pūtea Tautiaki […]

Health and Safety Bill threatens outdoor access.

Hunters, Trampers, Climbers and Mountain Bikers are adding their voice to those calling for changes to proposed health and safety legislation that threatens to ‘lock gates’ in rural communities.

The […]

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Apply for a Canyoning Scholarship.

FMC as part of our support this year of Canyoning is now offering scholarships, in the form of course subsidies, for recreational canyoners

The scholarships are designed to encourage and develop competence in recreational canyoners that lead, or intend to lead, recreational canyoning trips. Applicants must belong to an FMC Affiliated Club or be an FMC Individual Suppporter.

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Application forms here:

Applications close 30th of November
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Speaking last night to a teacher from one of Wellington's urban high schools about the difficulties of taking kids tramping. Which of you got your first taste of tramping on a school tramping trip? Can you share that experience with us?

Is this an area in which FMC should be working? To encourage and assist school tramping clubs?

Do any of you lead school tramping clubs? If so please get in touch with us.
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