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Recreational Access No Problem

The Walking Access Commission has recently published an information sheet, endorsed by Rural Women, Fish and Game, Federated Farmers and FMC for farmers to better understand the effect of […]

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 […]

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Great news, another major chunk of the Port Hills is to become open to the public. Its an area outdoors people know well, much of the country between the Rapaki track and Castle Rock. Big thanks to the Summit Road Society and benefactors.

www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/84802439/new-walking-and-cycling-track-for-port-hills
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What effect has the Lord of the Rings - New Zealand as Middle Earth - had on our culture, and international guests experience of visiting our place? FMC President Peter Wilson says "Let the land speak for itself, without brands". What do you think?

www.wildernessmag.co.nz/identity-crisis/

photo: Martin Lawrence - PNTMC - Escape from Moria - headwaters of the River Silverlode ;-)
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Good to read about Erik Bradshaw's sweaty groin, and the trade-off between women and polypro in his piece for Earth Sea Sky, some interesting tips about layering in the outdoors.

www.earthseasky.co.nz/blog/it-s-clothing-practical-and-functional-not-fashion-wilderness-magazine...
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