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The tale of Griffin Creek – a timeline

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 [...]

By |2021-03-31T16:38:35+13:00March 31st, 2021|Categories: News|Comments Off on The tale of Griffin Creek – a timeline

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 [...]

By |2021-03-23T11:14:53+13:00March 18th, 2021|Categories: News, Submissions|Comments Off on Why is DOC considering a quarry application in the South Westland World Heritage Area after promising UNESCO it would look after the land?

Submission on the Crown Pastoral Land Reform Bill

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 [...]

By |2021-02-24T17:15:40+13:00February 23rd, 2021|Categories: News, Submissions|Comments Off on Submission on the Crown Pastoral Land Reform Bill

Kawarau/Remarkables Conservation Area’s reclassification

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 [...]

By |2021-01-27T13:15:29+13:00January 27th, 2021|Categories: News, Submissions|Comments Off on Kawarau/Remarkables Conservation Area’s reclassification

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