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Rescue helicopter cuts could cost lives

Friday, 20 April 2018, 10:50 am | Federated Mountain Clubs

The Federated Mountain Clubs of New Zealand is disappointed with the proposed funding cuts for rescue helicopter services in New Zealand. The National Ambulance Sector Office is proposing to rationalise rescue helicopter services across New Zealand. ... More >>

Federated Mountain Clubs Says ‘No’ to Te Kuha Mine

Friday, 1 December 2017, 10:34 am | Federated Mountain Clubs

"You can love the mountains, grow intimate and learn their characteristics, their treasures and hostilities, so the margins become largely of your own choosing and the rewards come of your own initiative" - Bruce Jenkinson. More >>

Trampers Support New Minister of Conservation & Lands

Thursday, 26 October 2017, 8:41 am | Federated Mountain Clubs

The Federated Mountain Clubs of New Zealand (FMC), on behalf of its 20,000 members and the New Zealand outdoor community, congratulates the new Minister of Conservation and Lands, Eugenie Sage. More >>

Trampers, Climbers and Hunters launch Backcountry Trust

Friday, 14 July 2017, 3:11 pm | Federated Mountain Clubs

Backcountry users are extremely passionate about the huts and tracks that allow them to access New Zealand’s great outdoors – so much so that many are motivated and willing to volunteer time to help look after these places. More >>

Federated Mountain Clubs Calls for Remarkables National Park

Friday, 16 June 2017, 9:36 am | Federated Mountain Clubs

Federated Mountain Clubs (FMC) is today launching its Remarkable Outdoors campaign headlined by a proposed new national park - ‘The Remarkables National Park’ in the Otago Southland high-country near Queenstown. More >>

FMC to launch 'Remarkable Outdoors' campaign

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 9:59 am | Federated Mountain Clubs

Outdoor and conservation issues may not decide the next general election, but we will have a good crack at making sure their importance to our collective way of life continues to be widely appreciated. More >>

Trampers alarmed at proposals by big tourism

Wednesday, 10 May 2017, 8:51 pm | Federated Mountain Clubs

The Federated Mountain Clubs of New Zealand (FMC) is deeply disappointed in the Tourism Industry Aotearoa's (TIA) call to weaken the law that protects New Zealand's conservation estate.from private profit. More >>

Negotiations on access to the Hāwea Conservation Park

Thursday, 9 March 2017, 12:05 pm | Federated Mountain Clubs

Federated Mountain Clubs, as representative of New Zealand’s outdoor community, is calling upon American media personality Matt Lauer to restart negotiations with the community regarding his purchase of the Hunter Valley Station. More >>

FMC says No to Wild River Development

Friday, 14 October 2016, 11:37 am | Federated Mountain Clubs

FMC has recently resolved to oppose Westpower’s proposed hydro-electric development on the West Coast’s Waitaha river. While recognising that the proposal has been developed with the best of intent, FMC believes it to be inconsistent with the recreational ... More >>

FMC calls for a fair go for public access in tenure reviews

Thursday, 7 July 2016, 3:58 pm | Federated Mountain Clubs

The Federated Mountain Clubs of New Zealand, representing 20,000 trampers and mountaineers in 110 clubs across New Zealand believes that Land Information New Zealand and the Commissioner of Crown Lands place a low priority on public access when freeholding ... More >>

Federated Mountain Clubs to seek Ombudsman ruling

Monday, 4 July 2016, 3:24 pm | Federated Mountain Clubs

FMC is asking DOC to renege on an undertaking to the aviation industry to increase helicopter landings in Fiordland National Park before it is too late and is asking the Ombudsman to intervene. More >>

Trampers disappointed with DOC cuts

Friday, 27 May 2016, 9:03 am | Federated Mountain Clubs

The Federated Mountain Clubs of New Zealand is disappointed with the funding cuts to the Department of Conservation that were announced yesterday. FMC President Peter Wilson stated that DOC is set to receive about $2 million dollars less than the previous ... More >>

FMC comment on Awaroa Beach campaign

Monday, 15 February 2016, 12:03 pm | Federated Mountain Clubs

FMC President Robin McNeill is elated that New Zealanders have reached into their pockets to buy a piece of land for addition to Abel Tasman National Park. The Givealittle crowd funding campaign was recently successful in its quest to raise $2 million to ... More >>

Ruahine Review Justified

Thursday, 29 October 2015, 11:01 am | Federated Mountain Clubs

The recent announcement by Forest and Bird that they will be seeking judicial review of the Department of Conservation (DoC) decision to exchange part of the Ruahine Forest Park to enable the damming of the Makaroro River in the Hawkes Bay was expected ... More >>

Remarkables Road Must Re-Open

Wednesday, 4 February 2015, 2:52 pm | Federated Mountain Clubs

Trampers and climbers want the very popular access road to the Rastus Burn Conservation Area and Remarkables Mountains overlooking Queenstown reopened to the public. The road was closed at the start of the year by Queenstown company NZSki Limited while ... More >>

Pike River Proposal Praised

Friday, 30 January 2015, 9:31 am | Federated Mountain Clubs

FMC welcomes the proposal by the Pike River families for an extension to Paparoa National Park. More >>

$700,000 Funding available for Outdoors People

Monday, 15 September 2014, 12:29 pm | Federated Mountain Clubs

Today the NZ Outdoor Recreation Consortium announced that applications are open for three new funds that it manages to support volunteer-led work in New Zealand’s backcountry. Community groups and individuals interested in looking after huts, tracks ... More >>

FMC Backs Fish and Game's Role on Freshwater

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 9:15 am | Federated Mountain Clubs

Federated Mountain Clubs today reinforced its strong support for the New Zealand Fish and Game Council's statutory role in advocating for anglers and hunters interests in freshwater. FMC President Robin McNeill stated that the Federation's 17,000 members ... More >>

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 >>



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