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Far-reaching Changes Threaten High-country’s Future

Friday, 24 July 2020, 4:28 pm | High Country Accord

Far-reaching changes proposed for the laws governing New Zealand’s high-country put at risk the landscape that promoters of the change claim they want to preserve, says a group of concerned South Island farmers. High Country Accord Trust Chair Philip ... More >>

Pragmatic answers to high country challenges

Thursday, 4 March 2010, 1:19 pm | High Country Accord

The public has nothing to fear from the reform of land tenure in the high country, says High Country Accord chair Jonathan Wallis. More >>

Farmers welcome new high country policy

Wednesday, 26 August 2009, 3:32 pm | High Country Accord

The government’s new policy for Crown Pastoral Lands has been welcomed by those who farm the two million or so hectares of high country land under perpetual pastoral lease contracts. “This is very sound policy. The government has taken into account ... More >>

Victory in long running, battle

Saturday, 1 August 2009, 1:49 pm | High Country Accord

Victory for farmers in long rent battle High country families who thought they might be rented off their farms by the Crown are breathing a huge sigh of relief. The Land Valuation Tribunal, in a test case, has ruled that the Crown should not have added ... More >>

High country farmers have rights confirmed

Thursday, 14 May 2009, 12:13 pm | High Country Accord

High country farmers are pleased with a High Court decision that confirms their rights of exclusive possession to their Crown Pastoral Leasehold properties. The judgement was handed down by Justice Simon France in Wellington yesterday. “It’s the right ... More >>

Crown's u-turn on high country land rejected

Friday, 31 October 2008, 3:03 pm | High Country Accord

A High Court judgement has ruled against the Crown for reneging on a deal to offer a special lease to a group of high country farmers. More >>

Nats high country policy welcomed by runholders

Friday, 24 October 2008, 5:26 pm | High Country Accord

The High Country Accord says the National Party’s high country policy would be good for the environment, farmers and taxpayers. More >>

St James Park - an irresponsible last hurrah

Friday, 10 October 2008, 12:51 am | High Country Accord

The decision of the government to buy St James Station and add it to the conservation estate is irresponsible says a high country farming group. More >>

Brower book should be read with a ‘pinch of salt’

Tuesday, 2 September 2008, 9:12 am | High Country Accord

For more information, please contact Ben Todhunter, Tel 021 1403 760   High country farmers say the views of environmental activist Ann Brower should be taken with a pinch of salt.   Ms Brower’s book on the high country, due out today, will almost ... More >>

Merino supply collapse as predicted

Monday, 9 June 2008, 9:50 am | High Country Accord

Lands minister David Parker is being “too clever by half” when he blames farmers for a big drop in Merino wool production, says the High Country Accord. “A Lincoln University report in 2004 predicted a “devastating” 31 percent cut in Merino ... More >>

Government land grab blows DoC budget

Thursday, 24 April 2008, 2:18 pm | High Country Accord

The Department of Conservation is paying the price for bad government decision-making says the High Country Accord, commenting on the news that the department is having to slash 56 staff in order to live within its budget. More >>

Government land grab blows DoC budget

Wednesday, 23 April 2008, 5:13 pm | High Country Accord

The Department of Conservation is paying the price for bad government decision-making says the High Country Accord, commenting on the news that the department is having to slash 56 staff in order to live within its budget. More >>

Minister's Lakeside Decision 'Illegal'

Monday, 3 December 2007, 10:00 am | High Country Accord

The government’s decision last month to prevent 65 high country farms with lakeside views from being freeholded has been described by a constitutional lawyer as illegal. More >>

Fury grows in the high country

Friday, 16 November 2007, 2:10 pm | High Country Accord

  The High Country Accord is advising its members not to accept a government offer to negotiate rent reductions with farmers who can’t afford to pay, until a legal challenge to the Crown’s rent valuation methods has been heard by the courts.   ... More >>

Lakeside decision leaves farmers traumatised

Friday, 16 November 2007, 10:53 am | High Country Accord

The decision of the government to lock 65 lakeside high country farms into pastoral leases in perpetuity is traumatising for many of the families involved, says High Country Accord chairman Ben Todhunter. More >>

Nationalising Land Threatens Merinos And Mohua

Friday, 26 October 2007, 10:17 am | High Country Accord

High country farmers say nationalising land to create high country parks will hurt New Zealand's valuable merino industry, and will spread DoC's scarce resources even wider to the detriment of key threatened species. More >>

Crown a greedy landlord 'trying it on'

Friday, 4 May 2007, 5:33 pm | High Country Accord

The announcements by the minister of lands and commissioner of Crown lands that the formula for setting rents for high country sheep stations has been changed are misleading and mischievous, says the High Country Accord. More >>

High Country academic “ill-informed”

Wednesday, 17 January 2007, 3:38 pm | High Country Accord

Visiting American Fulbright scholar Ann Brower has been accused by high country farmers of being “ill-informed and prejudiced” with her criticism of recent land tenure review settlements. More >>

Farmers want to see Armstrong report

Friday, 25 August 2006, 3:46 pm | High Country Accord

High Country Accord MEDIA RELEASE IMMEDIATE Farmers want to see Armstrong report High Country farmers want land information minister David Parker to release as soon as possible a report into methods used to value high country Crown leasehold farms. ... More >>

Conservationists need to sort priorities

Wednesday, 15 June 2005, 1:24 pm | High Country Accord

If Forest & Bird and the Federated Mountain Clubs succeed in their quest for a 'Six Pack' of new parks in the South Island high country, empire building will have triumphed over commonsense conservation, says the High Country Accord. More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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