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Govt accepts bid to protect famously clear Te Waikoropupu Spring in Golden Bay http://beta.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11869866 One of the clearest freshwater springs in the world could soon be protected from commerci...
The report's at http://www.pce.parliament.nz/our-work/news-insights/native-birds-in-desperate-situation-says-environment-commissioner I've just finished reading it and it's mostly a good report, imho, especially on the state of birds. The st...
Nice work man. Pity it was white out for you on cho la. But glad you made it and had a ball.
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Thanks for the replies. I agree it must be small huts to do with all the track work they've been doing up there. Cheers
water permeable membranes and laminates vary up to ten times in how much moisture they let through , a cheap one wo't let much moisture out, then you're facing a potentially damp night, some let ...
That DOC thing just seems misleading and makes me cynical about the motives of whoever wrote it. It seems to be referring to nominal funding rather than real funding (ie not taking inflation into account). It's ...
footage of cell phone trial http://m.nzherald.co.nz/national/news/video.cfm?c_id=1503075&gal_cid=1503075&gallery_id=175899
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http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/money/2017/05/cave-risks-new-life-as-theme-park-with-proposed-tourism-revamp.html
$11m just sounds like a lot to me, especially as booking systems are hardly a new thing. It's not as if they're inventing something that's never been done before. It really depends on what scope that ...
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I'm a little surprised there wasn't already some kind of seed bank for native species. Maybe there will be in future. Edit: a reread of the article and to be fair I see there's been one ...
Thanks for posting this wayno. I didn't know Eric well, but I recognise the face and I'm sure we crossed paths a few times. Sad to read of him passing like this, but inspiring what can ...
Didn't see any mention of DOC workers being smothered by bureaucracy.....
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I freakin' LOVE Stewart Island! And now that I'm going to be based here in Invers for the next few years, there's a distinct possibility that I could end up working the tourist summer season ...
@wayno Too true! It's often said that once you get good at the Tarry's everywhere else is more fun. :-)
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In contravention of Section 23 (c) of the Wild Animal Control Act, which obliges DoC to consult with recreational hunters on such issues, DoC made a unilateral decision in 2014 to consult only with the ...
All the new prices are here: http://www.doc.govt.nz/news/media-releases/2017/modest-fee-increases-for-nzs-great-walks/
http://m.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11849156 By Grant Bradley The Department of Conservation (DoC) will increase charges for huts and campsites on some of its Great Walks which are sometimes under strain from a ...
Yes it's effectively a list of secondary causes. It probably doesn't match those identified exactly in the report, but it's a similar principle. I'm not sure how reasonable it is to expect that #9 wouldn't occur. ...
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I think the law's inconsistent around this. If it were private property being blocked off, the Property Law Act has an entire sub-part about land-locked land. http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/2007/0091/latest/whole.html#DLM969578 I...
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"...you no longer need help and turn it off SAR will still come for you as they have no way of knowing whether you turned it off or it stopped working for other reasons." And that's ...
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http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/91914495/kiwi-climbers-named-after-fatal-fall-near-fiordland
Yes I really like the very active FMC at present - as you say lots of lobbying and speaking out, and doing a heap of representation.
i think they mistook it for a giant bong and decided to liberate it...
We probably all remember the first time we learned in practice that a broken black line on a NZ map was absolutely no guarantee of a safe passage. It's at that point, I suppose, that ...
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Boy you guys covered some good ground during that episode TararuaHunter.
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