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Hyperbole flies over high country – David Williams, Newsroom

 

Land Information Minister Eugenie Sage introduced the Crown Pastoral Land Reform Bill.

Land Information Minister Eugenie Sage introduced the Crown Pastoral Land Reform Bill.

………..More intensive farming of former high country land has been highly visible, especially the greening of the Mackenzie Basin, and has sparked public concerns. A paper co-authored by Brower in 2017 suggested laws were being ignored in the Mackenzie, with scant protection for important landscapes and threatened habitat going into private ownership.

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Court action over legality of tahr plan – NZ Forest and Bird Media release

Forest & Bird is seeking a declaration from the High Court that an operational plan to control tahr is illegal, and fails to meet the requirements for national parks and wilderness areas.   “Too many fragile alpine environments continue to be decimated by tahr, including in Aoraki/Mt Cook and Westland Tai Poutini National Parks,” says Forest & Bird West Coast and Canterbury Regional Manager Nicky Snoyink.

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