May 22, 2018
High stakes for high country advisors
Applications are sought from iwi and other stakeholders to join a new high country advisory group.
Land Information New Zealand announced the creation of the advisory group at this year's Federated Farmers High Country Conference in Cromwell.
It would feature Department of Conservation representatives, someone from Federated Farmers, and three to six members of the public with experience in sectors such as the environment, farming, industry, iwi and central/local government.
The federation’s high country chair, Simon Williamson, says the new group should not be seen as an excuse to reopen debate on tenure and the Crown Pastoral Land Act.
He says the tenure review process and all issues related to the management of Crown Land in the South Island’s high country are widely misunderstood, mainly because they are complicated.
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