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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

Political parties’ answers to FMC’s questions

A couple of months ago, we asked the conservation spokesperson of each political party a series of questions. Initially, only two parties (TOP and National) replied to our questions. Their [...]

By |2020-09-28T18:35:24+13:00September 28th, 2020|Categories: News|Comments Off on Political parties’ answers to FMC’s questions

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?