New High Country Advisory Group seen as a big win for the environment – The Timaru Herald, Mathew Littlewood

Parts of the picturesque Irishman Creek in Mackenzie Basin. It is hoped that a new High Country Advisory Group would ...

Mounting pressure in the South Island High Country has led to the establishment of a cross-party group tasked with resolving some of the tensions.                                                        The High Country Advisory Group, established by Land Information New Zealand, aims to offer advice and insights to the Commissioner of Crown Lands and Land Information New Zealand (Linz) to enable greater transparency and communication in the management of Crown land in the South Island High Country.

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DOC’s culture wars revealed – Newsroom, David Williams

A culture war is being waged within the Department of Conservation, says a former DOC ecologist who claims he’s been hounded out of the job…………..

In a move that shocked and angered colleagues, Head, who’s based in Christchurch, was suspended in April after photos that he sent to Forest & Bird and Environmental Defence Society, of irrigation pipeline work on public conservation land in the Mackenzie Basin, were sent to the media by someone within those conservation groups.

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