CANCELLED: FMC’s Hokitika Wild Rivers conference March 2022
It is with regret that FMC has decided to cancel this event.
The decision was made at our October 2021 meeting after much discussion. Until there is a degree of certainty with COVID-19 and in-person events the Executive decided that it wasn’t prudent to invite people from all over the country to Hokitika. Also, the effort and resources to organise an event with a high chance of being cancelled would be wiser utilized elsewhere. Continue reading
Tiaki takes to the skies
Our Royal Cam star fledged last month bringing the 2020/21 Royal Cam season to a close.
Although it’s sad to see the chicks leave the colony at Pukekura/ Taiaroa Head colony, we’re thrilled that this season has been record-breaking. 30 chicks including Tiaki have fledged. Continue reading
2021 FMC Expedition Scholarship and Training Grant recipients announced
The recipients of the 2021 FMC Expedition Scholarships have been announced:
Simon Bell Memorial Expedition Scholarship
Alastair McDowell, Canterbury Mountaineering Club, to support mountaineering ascents in Aoraki / Mt Cook National Park.
Youth Expedition Scholarships Continue reading
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Kia ora koutou
Welcome to this newsletter of the TARHC. This will be published every few months, depending on what activities the TARHC members have been up to in the forest parks. Continue reading
FMC’s 90th anniversary celebrations
Just over one month to go!
Taonga Lands and Waters: Conservation and Recreation for the Future
Queenstown Memorial Centre, 1 Memorial Drive, Queenstown. 29 – 31 October 2021.
It is shaping up to be a fantastic weekend, with 20 high-caliber speakers, including experts in conservation law, natural science, recreation, Te Ao Māori, wild rivers and leaders from across the outdoor recreation and conservation community. We have just released the speakers program on our website, so check that out! Continue reading
FMC 90th Anniversary – politicians debate
FMC is delighted to welcome Minister for Conservation, Hon Kiritapu Allan to our 90th event to provide a Ministerial Address. So far we are expecting Hon David Parker, Minister for the Environment, Hon Jaqcui Dean, National spokesperson for conservation and Hon Eugenie Sage, former Minister of Conservation to speak. Continue reading
Great Walks mythbusting
We’ve been blown away by the interest New Zealanders have shown over the last couple of years in undertaking a Great Walk.
The flip side of all this interest has meant there’s been a bit of misinformation going around about booking onto our Great Walks and even the odd conspiracy theory.
FMC 90th Anniversary – Registrations are open!
We warmly invite you to register online for FMC’s 90th anniversary celebrations. The $40 fee includes a buffet dinner on the Saturday night.
We have also published a list of speakers (more to be confirmed soon) and information on the venue, food, accommodation, and planned outdoor activities on our website.
We look forward to seeing you there! Continue reading
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Cape Palliser – Southern Wairarapa. Photo: W Gray Winter has set its icy fingers into the region over the last few weeks. We’ve had rain, wind, sleet, snow and some lovely sunny skies with the icy frosts settling in since … Continue reading
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Breeding season predicted for kākāpō
The Kākāpō Recovery team have shared promising results for a 2021/2022 kākāpō breeding season. The critically endangered taonga only breeds when rimu trees put out masses of fruit, which typically takes place every 2-4 years