News

FMC Executive – Call for Nominations

Nominations are now open for the FMC Executive for 2017/2018. This is an exciting opportunity to make a difference for our outdoor community. To understand the breadth of FMC’s work, and what we are […]

February 16th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |

Twin Peaks Tenure Review Submission

FMC recently submitted on the preliminary tenure review proposal for Twin Peaks station which lies in the northern extremity of the St Bathans range south of Omarama. It is exciting to see the tenure […]

February 14th, 2017|Categories: News, Submissions|Tags: |

FMC calls for Tourism Taskforce

In the next month or two, most holidaying Kiwis will witness first-hand the pressures of burgeoning tourism. Its impacts on infrastructure are obvious; roads, carparks, campsites, conservation honeypots, even recreation access across private land, […]

January 5th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |

Further Funding for Consortium

In a big vote of confidence the Outdoor Recreation Consortium was recently granted its 3rd year of funding, another $400,000 will go to backcountry projects led by volunteers, bringing the total to $1.6 million.

The […]

January 2nd, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |

Ngapunatoru Aircraft Landings Update

FMC and the New Zealand Alpine Club (the largest member club of FMC) state that they remain deeply disappointed in the Department of Conservation’s performance and communication over the so-called “trial” of increased landings […]

November 22nd, 2016|Categories: News, Uncategorised|Tags: |

Expedition Scholarships Announced

It will be a summer of adventure. Following a recent meeting of the FMC Mountain and Forest Trust seven parties were awarded Expedition Scholarships to assist with an amazing variety of imaginative explorations.

The inaugural […]

November 8th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: |

FMC supports Kayakers on Waitaha

FMC has resolved to oppose Westpower’s proposed hydro-electric development on the West Coast’s Waitaha river. While recognising that the proposal has been developed with the best of intent, FMC believes it to be inconsistent […]

October 12th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: |

Volunteer passion shows

Volunteer clubs and groups from around the country are thrilled to be receiving funding to look after the backcountry huts and tracks they hold dear. Earlier this month, the Outdoor Recreation Consortium allocated $81,400 […]

October 11th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: |

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 the recent Health and Safety […]

August 8th, 2016|Categories: News, Uncategorised|Tags: |

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, the Outdoor Recreation Consortium is […]

July 12th, 2016|Categories: News, Press Releases, Uncategorised|Tags: |