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Forgotten Lands  Coromandel

While great strides have been taken to restore the native bird population, the future of the Coromandel Forests is less certain. FMC outlines its vision for the protection of the Coromandel Peninsula.

August 2019  Developing a Photographer’s Mindset

What happens when your life-long hobby becomes your profession? For Richard Sidey, he began to lose the spark for his once beloved hobby. He shares how through clear purpose, technology, and a few easy to follow steps, he finds a way to rekindle his love of adventure photography.

Communications  End of the Mountain Radio?

Satellite based comms devices have largely taken over from the humble mountain radio, but the latter isn't dead yet. There's still several groups of volunteers around NZ who rent out the sets and tune in for the 'sked' each night.  We heard from Hugh Wilde, chairperson of the Wellington Mountain Radio Service to give our readers his take on pro's and con's of some of the gadgetry.

A new normal  Solo Tramping

In light of social distancing restrictions, Sarah Tiong gives solo tramping a try. She discovers not only the benefits of going at her own pace, but how rewarding it can be to 'leave the psychological security of safety in numbers.'

August 2012  Wind in the Mountains

Have you ever wondered what causes those UFO-shaped clouds high above the mountains? Or why some areas are lashed by strong winds while others remain protected? MetService Forecaster, Leigh Matheson, offers insight into the role wind plays in the mountains.

Forgotten Lands  Gwavas Conservation Area

Covering 2,700 hectares of the Wakarara range in Central Hawkes Bay, the Gwavas Conservation Area has been awaiting reclassification since DOC's early days. John Beech, General Committee Member for the Manawatu Tramping and Skiing Club, offers insight into this region's battle for reclassification and greater land protection.

About Conservation Boards  A Voice For Local Communities

What are Conservation Boards and what purpose do they serve? Bruce Jefferies, Deputy Chairperson from the Central Otago Lakes Branch of the Forest and Bird Protection Society, explains the function of Conservation Boards and the essential role they play in representing public interests in DOC operations and conservation in general.

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