June 11th, 2015 - 6:30 pm § in News and Articles

Russell lupins threaten native ecosystems

Ecan’s, Mr Chittock said. “The challenge was to allow production of alternative fodder crops while avoiding a high public cost of controlling spread. This would require good management practices being developed and followed.”

Source ECan website Here

April 10th, 2015 - 8:47 am § in News and Articles

Timaru High Court decision on Plan Change 13 appeals

Fed. Farmers Mackenzie Branch v Mackenzie District Council 23 October 2014 click the link above[...]

April 8th, 2015 - 8:00 pm § in News and Articles

Irishman Creek Tenure Review – Submission Mackenzie Guardians

There were 46 submissions received from groups and individuals. Read update, the LINZ analysis of submissions, and other submissions at the following link. Scroll down to end of Preliminary Proposals Land information NZ — Irishman Creek   29 June 2014 Commissioner of Crown Lands LINZ Crow[...]

October 1st, 2014 - 1:16 pm § in News and Articles

Consent Order provides long term protection for Ohau moraine and outwash plain.

Mackenzie Guardians are pleased with last week’s Environment Court consent decision for Five Rivers Ltd in relation to an irrigation proposal for Ohau Downs Station. The original application by Five Rivers Ltd was declined. On 14 Feb 2012 Mackenzie Guardians joined an appeal of a revised applicati[...]

May 20th, 2014 - 8:52 pm § in News and Articles

iconic New Zealand Landscape being sold off

Some iconic Mackenzie Country Landscapes are undergoing tenure review and about to be lost to the nation.Why would you sell this landscape with a covenant that permits subdivision within 15 years ? It is not too late to make a submission to help save Irishman Creek. Submissions close 30 June 2014 Ir[...]

March 9th, 2014 - 8:53 pm § in News and Articles

Mackenzie Guardians support Forest and Bird in fight against intensive dairying

On 31 January 2014 Simons Pass/Hill filed a High Court appeal against the Environment Court decision preventing their intensive dairy conversion of 4,800 acres. Mackenzie Guardians Inc. is supporting Environment Court appeals by Forest and Bird against proposals to irrigate approx. 4,800 hectares of[...]

October 20th, 2011 - 9:14 am § in News and Articles

labour promises halt to tenure review

Media Release Mackenzie Guardians’ welcome Labour’s halt to High Country Tenure Review 19 October 2011 Mackenzie Guardians endorse Labour’s policy on halting South Island High Country tenure review. The Guardians are concerned that the National Government is ignoring the conservation values of[...]