Background Griffin Creek, in the 96,249 hectare Wanganui-Otira Catchments Conservation Area, flows into the Taramakau River near Highway 73 in Westland. A conservation and recreation gem with stewardship status, it [...]
Why is DOC considering a quarry application in the South Westland World Heritage Area after promising UNESCO it would look after the land?
In early January 2021, Kokiri Lime Company Ltd (Kokiri) lodged an application for an access arrangement, to quarry rock for river engineering works in Westland. The proposed site for the [...]
FMC awaits a decision on Griffin Creek Hydro Limited's (GCHL) concession application to run a hydro scheme at Griffin Creek, near Lake Brunner. Readers will know that we have long [...]
It’s that time of the year again when we ask all our member clubs to think about nominating someone for the Executive. It is a stimulating body to work with, [...]
Federated Mountain Clubs has written a comprehensive submission on the Crown Pastoral Land Reform Bill. The Bill makes significant changes to the Crown Pastoral Land Act 1998 and the Land [...]
In December last year, DOC announced the first of two rounds of public consultation on the Kawarau/Remarkables Conservation Area's reclassification. Submissions close 26 February 2021. The Kawarau/Remarkables Conservation Area includes [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]