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Dreams for a ‘The Remarkables National Park’ reignited

A long-held dream, a national park that celebrates and preserves the dry highlands of Otago and Southland, has been reignited today as the Federated Mountain Clubs, with support from Forest and [...]

By |2017-06-18T20:50:04+13:00June 16th, 2017|Categories: News, Press Releases|Comments Off on Dreams for a ‘The Remarkables National Park’ reignited

FMC invites Matt Lauer to further negotiation

Federated Mountain Clubs, as representative of New Zealand’s outdoor community, is calling upon American media personality Matt Lauer to restart negotiations with the community regarding his purchase of the Hunter [...]

By |2018-09-26T07:22:51+13:00March 9th, 2017|Categories: News, Press Releases|Comments Off on FMC invites Matt Lauer to further negotiation

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 [...]

By |2017-07-08T19:56:47+13:00July 12th, 2016|Categories: News, Press Releases, Uncategorised|Comments Off on Huts and Tracks Fund – Applications Open

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 public [...]

By |2017-07-08T19:56:47+13:00July 8th, 2016|Categories: News, Press Releases|Comments Off on Tenure Review Requires Fair Go for Public Access

Milford Visitors Deserve Better

FMC President Robin McNeill says the Department of Conservation’s proposal to ignore daily helicopter landing limits on the Ngapunatoru Plateau above Milford Sound will have visitors hard pressed to hear [...]

By |2016-04-11T12:59:49+13:00April 11th, 2016|Categories: News, Press Releases|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Milford Visitors Deserve Better

Beach crowd funding shows up DOC funding crisis 

FMC President Robin McNeill is elated that New Zealanders have reached into their pockets to buy a piece of land for addition to Abel Tasman National Park. The Givealittle crowd [...]

By |2016-02-15T11:06:54+13:00February 15th, 2016|Categories: News, Press Releases|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Beach crowd funding shows up DOC funding crisis 

Huts and Tracks Projects Funded

Outdoor Recreation Consortium Press Release: 13/01/16 Immediately prior to Christmas, the Outdoor Recreation Consortium was pleased to congratulate applicants from around the country on the success of their funding applications. [...]

By |2016-01-19T12:01:41+13:00January 19th, 2016|Categories: News, Press Releases|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Huts and Tracks Projects Funded

FMC calls for purchase of Mt Cook Station

On the east bank of the Tasman River lies Mount Cook Station, doorway to seldom-visited central parts of Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park (AMCNP). The station is a privately-owned farm. Public [...]

By |2017-07-08T19:56:52+13:00January 11th, 2016|Categories: News, Press Releases|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on FMC calls for purchase of Mt Cook Station