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Trampers call for "Forgotten Lands" to be protected

Sunday, 15 June 2014, 2:07 pm | Federated Mountain Clubs

Federated Mountain Clubs (FMC) today launched an election-year campaign to protect much-loved areas managed by the Department of Conservation at risk from intrusive and disastrous exploitation. “We want every political party to go into this election ... More >>

Megafail for Monorail

Thursday, 29 May 2014, 4:18 pm | Federated Mountain Clubs

“Nick Smith got it not just right, but very right”, says Robin McNeill, President of Federated Mountain Clubs of New Zealand. “We always had confidence that his thoughtful, engineering approach would deliver the right answer and he would decline ... More >>

DOC Community Conservation Partnerships Fund Works For All

Tuesday, 1 April 2014, 11:09 am | Federated Mountain Clubs

Federated Mountains Clubs President, Robin McNeill, is delighted by the announcement of the Community Conservation Partnerships Fund announced today by Minister of Conservation, Dr Nick Smith. More >>

28,000 Say No to the Fiordland Monorail

Tuesday, 18 March 2014, 3:03 pm | Federated Mountain Clubs

Many more people hate the idea of a monorail through the Snowdon Forest to Te Anau Downs than just the 28,000 who signed the paper and online petitions against it, says Federated Mountain Clubs President, Robin McNeill, speaking on behalf of his ... More >>

Battle for the Birds - 1080

Thursday, 30 January 2014, 9:50 am | Federated Mountain Clubs

“Nick Smith is bang-on advocating for 1080 to prevent 20 tonnes of native birds becoming pest-tucker every day”, says Robin McNeill, President of Federated Mountain Clubs of New Zealand. More >>

Mountain Clubs - Parliamentary Commissioner Recommendations

Wednesday, 21 August 2013, 2:01 pm | Federated Mountain Clubs

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Jan Wright, confirms that the Federated Mountain Clubs of New Zealand's concern about protecting 1/3 of our backcountry is well-founded, says acting FMC President, Peter Wilson. More >>

Hooray! for the right decision for the right reasons

Wednesday, 17 July 2013, 4:37 pm | Federated Mountain Clubs

Trampers and mountaineers praise Minister Nick Smith for his decision to turn down a tunnel from the Route Burn to the Hollyford Valley. More >>

FMC disputes Minister lowly valuing Denniston Plateau

Friday, 24 May 2013, 12:50 pm | Federated Mountain Clubs

FMC vehemently disagrees with Conservation Minister Nick Smith dismissing Denniston Plateau, which he has just allowed Bathurst Resources to mine, as general stewardship land, which is the lowest legal status of protection of land managed by the Department ... More >>

Federated Mountain Clubs Newsletter

Monday, 20 May 2013, 10:44 am | Federated Mountain Clubs

Here is a summary of activities of the Federated Mountain Clubs of New Zealand in May 2013 , plus news on significant developments of importance to trampers, climbers and all those interested in outdoor recreation . FMC AG M The FMC AGM will be held ... More >>

Call for the govt to fund Mackenzie Country Trust

Monday, 13 May 2013, 11:41 am | Federated Mountain Clubs

Trampers and mountaineers call on the government to establish and fund the Mackenzie Country Trust, proposed by the Mackenzie Shared Vision Forum today to protect biodiversity and tussock landscapes on 100,000 ha of private land in the Mackenzie Basin. More >>

Clubs Call on Key to give $8m of Tourism's $158m to DOC

Monday, 22 April 2013, 4:11 pm | Federated Mountain Clubs

Trampers and mountaineers call on Prime Minister John Key to reduce the money he has promised the Tourism sector to attract wealthy tourists to New Zealand from $158 million to $150 million. The difference should be spent on the Department of Conservation ... More >>

Federated Mountain Clubs Calls on Key to give $8m to DOC

Monday, 22 April 2013, 2:11 pm | Federated Mountain Clubs

Press Release: Federated Mountain Clubs Calls on Key to give $8 million of Tourism’s $158 Million to DOC More >>

Time for the Minister to start digging

Monday, 25 February 2013, 9:05 am | Federated Mountain Clubs

Federated Mountain Clubs is relieved that the new Conservation Minister, the Hon. Dr Nick Smith, has started digging the Department of Conservation out of the hole it had dug itself into with the Fiordland tunnel and monorail concession applications, ... More >>

Federated Mountain Clubs on Monorail

Tuesday, 25 September 2012, 12:59 pm | Federated Mountain Clubs

SAVE FIORDLAND overwhelmed by commitment of Federated Mountain Clubs, a nationwide recognition of the issues at stake In accepting a pledge of $15,000 from Federated Mountain Clubs today, Save Fiordland Chairperson, Daphne Taylor, said that the group ... More >>

Federated Mountain Clubs Welcomes Te Urewera Settlement

Wednesday, 12 September 2012, 11:02 am | Federated Mountain Clubs

Invercargill, 11 September 2012 Trampers welcome the Ngai Tuhoe settlement which will redress the iwi’s concerns about Te Urewera, while also protecting national park values. Although the land remains the same, the management regime will change ... More >>

New Federated Mountain Clubs President takes up

Friday, 7 September 2012, 10:10 am | Federated Mountain Clubs

Well known Southland tramper and outdoors advocate, Robin McNeill, is the new president of the Federated Mountain Clubs of New Zealand - the national umbrella group for New Zealand tramping and mountaineering clubs, representing over 16,000 trampers ... More >>

New Federation President takes up reigns

Friday, 7 September 2012, 9:22 am | Federated Mountain Clubs

Well known Southland tramper and outdoors advocate, Robin McNeill, is the new president of the Federated Mountain Clubs of New Zealand – the national umbrella group for New Zealand tramping and mountaineering clubs, representing over 13,000 trampers ... More >>

Just one week to "Forever wild?" FMC conference

Sunday, 5 June 2011, 2:11 pm | Federated Mountain Clubs

"Forever Wild?", the 80th anniversary conference of the Federated Mountain Clubs of New Zealand, is now just two weeks away. You are still most welcome to join the many who have registered for this exciting event, but be quick! More >>

Game Animal Council – what’s in it for kiwis?

Wednesday, 6 April 2011, 12:33 pm | Federated Mountain Clubs

The Federated Mountain Clubs of New Zealand (FMC) is dismayed with the decision of the Conservation Minister to establish a Game Animal Council. “It defies belief that when money is tight, the government is diverting resources to create a quango ... More >>

Keep the security guards out of the mountains

Thursday, 2 December 2010, 3:24 pm | Federated Mountain Clubs

The Federated Mountain Clubs of New Zealand are very disappointed in the recommendation of regional Coroner Richard McElrea to restrict access to the Fox and Franz Josef glaciers in the wake of the tragedy that befell the Miranda family of Melbourne. More >>

 

 

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