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Dunstan Downs pastoral lease tenure review

Dunstan Downs pastoral lease in Central Otago is currently undergoing tenure review. Straddling the transition between Canterbury and Otago in terms of local governance and natural values, this 12,351.4 hectare [...]

By |2020-11-16T13:10:11+13:00November 9th, 2020|Categories: News, Submissions|Comments Off on Dunstan Downs pastoral lease tenure review

2020 FMC Expedition Scholarship and Training Grant recipients announced

The recipients of the 2020 FMC Expedition Scholarships have been announced: Simon Bell Memorial Expedition Scholarship Tara Mulvany, FMC Individual Supporter, for a journey along the Southern Alps from Homer [...]

By |2020-10-22T14:03:50+13:00October 22nd, 2020|Categories: News|Comments Off on 2020 FMC Expedition Scholarship and Training Grant recipients announced

Les Molloy elected FMC patron

While the general election stole the headlines on Saturday, another important election took place in Wellington at the same time: Les Molloy was elected FMC patron by member clubs during a General Meeting, [...]

By |2020-10-19T14:01:14+13:00October 19th, 2020|Categories: News|Comments Off on Les Molloy elected FMC patron

Political parties’ answers to FMC’s questions

A couple of months ago, we asked the conservation spokesperson of each political party a series of questions. Initially, only two parties (TOP and National) replied to our questions. Their [...]

By |2020-09-28T18:35:24+13:00September 28th, 2020|Categories: News|Comments Off on Political parties’ answers to FMC’s questions

Conceding the commons… conceding nature?

Public lands are New Zealanders' commons, and are administered on their behalf by the Department of Conservation under the Conservation Act 1987. Potential to concede use of parts of the [...]

By |2020-08-19T11:54:04+13:00August 19th, 2020|Categories: News, Uncategorised|Comments Off on Conceding the commons… conceding nature?

FMC’s submission on the application by Precision Helicopters Ltd for landings in the Hokitika backcountry

The Department of Conservation publicly notified an application for a concession by Precision Helicopters Ltd for regular landings in the backcountry inland of Hokitika. The following landing sites are proposed: [...]

By |2020-08-19T11:54:36+13:00August 12th, 2020|Categories: News, Submissions, Uncategorised|Comments Off on FMC’s submission on the application by Precision Helicopters Ltd for landings in the Hokitika backcountry

Milford Opportunities Project survey

Milford Sound / Piopiotahi is New Zealand’s premier visitor attraction and a world class iconic destination, attracting nearly 1 million visitors per year. It is located in part of New Zealand’s [...]

By |2020-07-16T14:29:38+13:00July 15th, 2020|Categories: News|Comments Off on Milford Opportunities Project survey

2020 FMC Expedition Scholarship applications are open

FMC is proud to offer Youth Expedition Scholarships for the 10th year running, and the Simon Bell Memorial Scholarship for the 5th consecutive year. For information on how to apply, [...]

By |2020-07-06T11:27:16+13:00July 1st, 2020|Categories: News|Comments Off on 2020 FMC Expedition Scholarship applications are open