SUPREME COURT DECISION ON DOC LAND SWAP

PRESS RELEASE NZ OUTDOORS PARTY 6 JULY 2017 The NZ Outdoors Party welcomes the Supreme Court decision which ruled illegal the swapping of Ruahine Forest Park Conservation Land to enable the Ruataniwha Dam construction in Hawkes Bay and congratulates Forest & Bird on a successful outcome. Co-Leaders, Alan Simmons and David Haynes, both commented that […]

Just How Well Do We Measure Freshwater Quality?

Freshwater Monitoring Given human health is now on the line in regions such as Hawkes Bay and Canterbury, good data on the state of our freshwater is life-critical, literally. The data determine how well we’re meeting the National Policy Statement on Freshwater Management, the effects of mitigation initiatives, where $465M of tax payer money for […]

Campfire Kiwi Leading Outdoorsman Cops DOC Vendetta

Press Release. 4/10/2016 NZ Outdoors Party Campfire Kiwi Leading Outdoorsman Cops DOC Vendetta The Department of Conservation is bringing a prosecution against the leader of the newly formed  NZ Outdoors Party for sitting beside a  campfire in the mountains of the central North Island. Alan Simmons co-leader of the New Zealand Outdoor Party is of […]

Outdoors Party Tourist Conservation levy Policy Lifted by The Greens!

Outdoors Party Tourist Conservation levy Policy Lifted by The Greens! “The New Zealand Outdoors Party are flattered that the Greens have seen fit to adopt the Outdoors Party policy of a tourist tax” says Alan Simmons, co leader. “Our policy which we have been pushing for sometime now has largely been ignored by the mainstream […]

Rural News Hound Loses The Plot

We loved the Hound’s Rural News piece on our Ruataniwha press release so much that Alan could not resist responding… Dear Hound, Your sources for your column seem to be well off the scent when you commented on “Selfish Fisherman” last week and the Outdoors Party. I guess we can’t blame you if you have […]

Ruataniwha Environmental Benefits – Yeah Right!

Wednesday, 27 July 2016, 10:22 am Press Release: Outdoors Party Ruataniwha Environmental Benefits – Yeah Right! The New Zealand Outdoors Party, the newly formed political party, is challenging pro-dam organisations to substantiate claims that the proposed Hawkes Bay Ruataniwha dam is good for the environment. “Rural News and Andrew Curtis of IrrigationNZ are two sources […]

HOW MANY IS TOO MANY TOURISTS?

Monday, 8 August 2016, 9:53 am Press Release: Outdoors Party The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment report on Tourism Infrastructure, which identifies the effects on National Parks of too many tourists, is the tip of the iceberg according to the NZ Outdoors Party. The Outdoors Party advocates for outdoor values including environmental stewardship, recreation […]