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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 […]

A Backcountry Partnership – Living with the Land

It was standing room only at FMC’s 2015 AGM, demonstrating the excitement around positive changes in backcountry culture.

The letters ‘AGM’ are not ones that outdoors people look on kindly, […]

Backcountry Partnership Focus of FMC AGM 2015

FMC will be holding its Annual General Meeting on the 13th of June this year in Christchurch. The programme can be found here: FMC AGM 2015 Flyer

While the focus […]

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Do you get nervous asking a landowner for access?

Well it looks like 1 in 9 of us that use the outdoors don't even try, and those that do are getting increasingly edgy about it.

The Walking Access Commission has released their annual Walking Access Survey. The good news is that 93% of New Zealanders are getting out to enjoy the outdoors in one form or another.

Read the highlights of the survey here: www.walkingaccess.govt.nz/assets/Uploads/2015-07-06-Colmar-Brunton-Walking-Access-Survey-2015-HIG...
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Mmmm, how would you describe this graph representing the predicted track of DOC's visitor asset operating budget and its components?

The scale on the left is in thousands.

This is from DOC's latest Four Year Plan, which can be found, along with other corporate information here: www.doc.govt.nz/about-us/our-role/corporate-publications/
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Has your club had a particularly inspiring speaker or interesting topic at a club night recently?

Tramping and Climbing Clubs have such a rich tradition of club nights and guest speakers. We are consistently impressed with the line-ups of speakers and different subject matter lined up for club members from Cape Reinga to Bluff. Tonight the Tararua Tramping Club would have enjoyed a presentation from Paul Maxim about the history of Kime Hut.
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Tonight come along to club to hear from our great leader Paul Maxim! Paul will again show the 16-minute film Kime Hut - Through the Ages and present a photographic history of the Hector Dogbox and the three Kime huts. The film will be shown in tribute to Maurice Perry, who was very actively involved in hut building projects, and who died just one month after its first screening last November.

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