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DOC Pauses Fire Alarms Rollout After Concerns Raised By FMC

Wednesday, 6 December 2023, 1:13 pm | Federated Mountain Clubs

The Department of Conservation has announced that plans to roll out heat detectors to all backcountry huts with six or more bunks have been paused pending further work on legislative requirements, practicalities, costs and user safety. FMC has been ... More >>

FMC Welcomes Funding Outcomes For BCT

Monday, 31 July 2023, 10:53 am | Federated Mountain Clubs

Federated Mountain Clubs (FMC) warmly welcomes the Department of Conservation’s decision to grant the Backcountry Trust (BCT) $1 million over two years through the Community Conservation Partnerships Fund (CCPF). In February 2023, BCT applied for ... More >>

Mokai Access In Ruahine Forest Park Reopens Saturday 24th December 2022

Friday, 23 December 2022, 12:12 pm | Federated Mountain Clubs

Federated Mountain Clubs is excited to announce that the previously obstructed public access through Mokai Station to the Ruahine Forest Park has been reinstated and is available for the public to use as of the 24th of December, 2022. Access across Mokai ... More >>

Te Urewera Hut Replacements

Tuesday, 8 November 2022, 9:10 am | Federated Mountain Clubs

"FMC is looking forward to meeting with Ngai Tūhoe in early November to discuss the future of huts, accommodation and recreation in Te Urewera”, says FMC President, Robin McNeill. “While we understand and accept Tūhoe's position and actions, we ... More >>

FMC Opposes Huka Falls Zipline

Saturday, 18 April 2020, 7:05 am | Federated Mountain Clubs

Huka Falls from the Lookout. Photo: Danilo Hegg In March 2020, the Department of Conservation publicly notified an application by Sky Play Adventures Limited to build a five-stage zipline at Huka Falls, Taupo. This is the second application for a zipline ... More >>

FMC Executive 2020-21: Jan Finlayson President For Second Year Running

Saturday, 18 April 2020, 7:02 am | Federated Mountain Clubs

FMC Leadership 2020-21: President Jan Finlayson (left) and Vice-President Neil Silverwood (right) Nominations for the FMC Executive 2020-21 closed on 7 April. Since the number of nominations does not exceed the number of available positions, this year no election ... More >>

FMC calls on NZSki to consider alternatives to access charge

Wednesday, 22 January 2020, 11:43 am | Federated Mountain Clubs

FMC President Jan Finlayson is urging NZSki to hit pause on its plan to charge for vehicle access on the Remarkables Ski Field Access Road this summer. More >>

Federated Mountain Clubs quits NZ Mountain Safety Council

Friday, 12 July 2019, 8:51 pm | Federated Mountain Clubs

Federated Mountain Clubs is resigning from the New Zealand Mountain Safety Council because it says the publicly-funded body is providing little value to the majority of New Zealand outdoorspeople. More >>

A Century of Trailblazing in New Zealand

Tuesday, 25 June 2019, 12:38 pm | Federated Mountain Clubs

THE Tararua Tramping Club marks its 100th anniversary this weekend, making it one of the oldest clubs in the country, and will celebrate pioneering organised outdoor recreation in New Zealand. More >>

‘Weaving The Outdoor Community Together’

Wednesday, 19 June 2019, 10:12 am | Federated Mountain Clubs

Federated Mountain Clubs (FMC) is tipping its hat to the volunteers behind the outdoor clubs and organisations throughout New Zealand. More >>

Federated Mountain Clubs Supports Federated Farmers offer

Friday, 27 July 2018, 3:15 pm | Federated Mountain Clubs

FMC welcomes Federated Farmers offer to sit down with September to work through the Hunter Valley Station access issues. FMC president Peter Wilson said that the outdoor community has never sought unfettered access across the station, instead, it seeks ... More >>

FMC Calls for Strategic Taskforce To Advise on Border Levy

Friday, 15 June 2018, 9:08 am | Federated Mountain Clubs

The New Zealand Government today announced plans for a tourism tax or border levy, to be paid by inbound foreign tourists at the border. More >>

victory over "unlawful" Milford Sound helicopter landings

Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 8:55 am | Federated Mountain Clubs

The Federated Mountain Clubs of New Zealand is today declaring victory over the Department of Conservation's decision to allow a massive number of helicopter landings on a remote Fiordland Glacier. In 2016, the Department of Conservation controversially ... More >>

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 >>





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