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Huts and Tracks Fund – Applications Open

With the remainder of the $1.2 million, granted by the DOC Community Fund over the last two years, left to allocate to volunteer track, trail and hut maintenance projects, […]

FMC Expedition Scholarships Open

For the first time FMC is able to offer Expedition Scholarships to Adventurers of all ages.

The FMC Youth Scholarship, supported by the FMC Mountain and Forest Trust is being […]

Tenure Review Requires Fair Go for Public Access

FMC, representing 20,000 trampers and mountaineers in 80 clubs across New Zealand believes that Land Information New Zealand and the Commissioner of Crown Lands place a low priority on […]

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#natureheritagefund
Woohoo not every-day that close to 1000 hectares gets added to a National Park, but it is today! Kahurangi National Park grows a little bit more. We haven't done all the research, but we think at least some of these land parcels are Nature Heritage Fund purchase around Kahurangi Point, Big River and the Whanganui Inlet...
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#outdoorcommunity
A great video from LandSAR New Zealand. It goes well with some recent wise words from Auckland Tramping Club's Tony Walton:

"The recent report of a fatality last year in the Young Basin below Gillespie
Pass should not just be written off as inexperience – can’t happen to us ...
– really? – it reminds us why parties need to stay together, why the strong
support the slow, why we carry emergency equipment, why we monitor
weather forecasts, why we need to regularly assess our rate of progress,
and why our desired plans sometimes have to be modified as a result. The
Great Outdoors doesn’t care about us – that’s our job."...

Thanks to all club volunteers helping people learn about the hills, and also landSAR volunteers that are there for anyone when things go wrong.
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5 days ago  ·  

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#greatkiwiclubs
It is always great to receive Auckland Tramping Club's Wanderlust Newsletter. What a healthy and 'rich' club-life: Constant trips in their Big Blue bus, both locally and further afield to the 'Tropical Far North' and Taranaki etc, Summer trips to the South Island, climbing and skiing from their lodge on Ruapehu, conservation and track work in the Pureora and Kaimai, a sister-club relationship with a club in Hawaii, and an expedition planned to Nepal...how do they do all that stuff and more!! Give them a look if you are in Auckland, need some adventure and want to meet some excellent people.
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