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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 >>

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 >>