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What to do after tenure review? – RadioNZ

Shepherd Ash Orr mustering in the  Kaikōura Ranges

Federated Mountain Clubs’ President Peter Wilson warns it could signal the end to proposals for Remarkables National Park, while the Environmental Defence Society ‘s Gary Taylor says a massive fund will be needed to buy Crown high country leased land to protect it.  Meanwhile, Federated Farmers high country chairman Simon Williamson fears the proposed changes could lock up leased land.

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Controversial tenure review leaves devastating legacy for South Island environment – researchers – Jamie Ensor, Newshub

The process has been controversial for the amount of land given to intensive farming, which Ms Sage said has “contributed to major landscape change and loss of habitat for native plants and animals”.                                                                                                                             But Landcare researcher Susan Walker told Newshub New Zealand’s environment had already been damaged and native species were worse off.                                                             “The rivers, the scrublands, the grasslands, cushion fields, herb fields, those sorts of things are rarer and much more threatened,” she said,

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Eugenie Sage slams the selling of Crown land to farmers under tenure review – Conan Young, Radio NZ

Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage.

Tenure review will be scrapped later this year following a report from Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) that says it has favoured farmers at the expense of the environment.Ms Sage said New Zealanders had lost out in a process that had seen 350,000 hectares of Crown land sold to farmers and then converted to luxury housing or intensive farming.

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