The Department appears to be trying to aid concessionaires to sneak through major damage in a 'minor / non-notifiable' variation.
Update 25 March 2019: The proposed concession variation application has been formally withdrawn!: FMC's support to the NZ Canyoning Association has resulted in a stay of execution for the canyoning [...]
FMC sent this press release to media on Monday 11, Mar 2019 to support the efforts to preserve the values of Griffin Creek. The introductory summary is; Federated Mountain Clubs [...]