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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

Glenaray Station tenure review preliminary proposal

One of the largest pastoral leases in the country, Glenaray Station comprises approximately 51,000ha of pasture, rolling tussock-lands and mountain tops on the Garvie and Umbrella Mountains. It almost encircles [...]

By |2019-11-14T18:49:22+13:00November 12th, 2019|Categories: News, Uncategorised|Comments Off on Glenaray Station tenure review preliminary proposal

Access to Needle Block, Kaimanawa Mountains

In the FMC Bulletin 204 (June 2016, page 44-45) we featured an article by Dennis Brown (Auckland TC) on the Needle Block in the northern Kaimanawa Mountains. This is "a [...]

By |2019-11-07T08:48:17+13:00November 6th, 2019|Categories: News, Uncategorised|Comments Off on Access to Needle Block, Kaimanawa Mountains

Wai-iti River land disposal application declined

In June 2019, the Department of Conservation notified an application to dispose of approximately 5 ha of public conservation land in the Wai-iti River, Spring Grove, Nelson. While the proposed [...]

By |2019-11-05T10:25:59+13:00November 4th, 2019|Categories: News, Uncategorised|Comments Off on Wai-iti River land disposal application declined

Backcountry Hut Pass discount at Lake Waikaremoana huts

One of many benefits of an FMC Membership Card is a 30% discount on DOC's Backcountry Hut Pass. While a Backcountry Hut Pass cannot be used at Great Walk huts, [...]

By |2019-10-31T15:46:51+13:00October 30th, 2019|Categories: News, Uncategorised|Comments Off on Backcountry Hut Pass discount at Lake Waikaremoana huts

FMC is opposed to zipline in Okere Falls Reserve

Okere Falls Scenic Reserve near Rotorua is threatened by a proposal by Okere Adventures to build and operate a seven-stage zipline. The application by Okere Adventures was publicly notified on [...]

By |2019-10-15T13:47:44+13:00September 18th, 2019|Categories: News, Submissions, Uncategorised|Comments Off on FMC is opposed to zipline in Okere Falls Reserve

Mount Somers huts on DOC booking system

In August this year DOC announced its intention to add Pinnacles Hut and Woolshed Creek Hut on Mount Somers (Canterbury) to its online booking system. FMC canvassed feedback from southern tramping [...]

By |2019-09-14T14:46:03+13:00September 14th, 2019|Categories: News, Uncategorised|Comments Off on Mount Somers huts on DOC booking system

FMC’s feedback on current hut service standards

Background The Department of Conservation's Hut Service Standards were first approved in 1999. They were reviewed and revised in 2004 (see the current document here). DOC manages and maintains a [...]

By |2019-09-14T14:40:27+13:00September 14th, 2019|Categories: News, Uncategorised|Comments Off on FMC’s feedback on current hut service standards