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2021 FMC Expedition Scholarship and Training Grant applications are open

FMC is proud to offer Youth Expedition Scholarships for the 11th year running, and the Simon Bell Memorial Scholarship for the sixth consecutive year. For information on how to apply, and [...]

By |2021-07-19T11:38:53+13:00July 14th, 2021|Categories: News|Comments Off on 2021 FMC Expedition Scholarship and Training Grant applications are open

Whakapapa Village public parking areas and restrictions

FMC recently submitted on the new car parking restrictions proposed for Whakapapa Village in Tongariro National Park. The outcome of the consultation is detailed in the image below and makes [...]

By |2021-06-10T22:48:10+13:00June 10th, 2021|Categories: News, Submissions|Comments Off on Whakapapa Village public parking areas and restrictions

Forgotten Lands forgotten no longer? Government speeds up stewardship land reclassification

Federated Mountain Clubs welcomes Acting Conservation Minister Ayesha Verrall's 28 May 2021 announcement that the Government is accelerating the reclassification of stewardship land to ensure land with high conservation value [...]

By |2021-05-30T11:18:35+13:00May 29th, 2021|Categories: News|Comments Off on Forgotten Lands forgotten no longer? Government speeds up stewardship land reclassification

High Court judgment on the Paparoa National Park Management Plan

FMC welcomes the recent High Court judgment supporting FMC’s and Forest & Bird’s stance against the Department of Conservation’s and the New Zealand Conservation Authority’s positions on the derogation of [...]

By |2021-06-17T13:46:51+13:00May 29th, 2021|Categories: News|Comments Off on High Court judgment on the Paparoa National Park Management Plan

Tenure review agreements expand conservation land in Mackenzie Basin

Toitū Te Whenua Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) has announced in a press release that around 18,000 hectares will be added to conservation land in the Mackenzie Basin after tenure [...]

By |2021-05-28T11:03:46+13:00May 27th, 2021|Categories: News|Comments Off on Tenure review agreements expand conservation land in Mackenzie Basin

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?