Lower North Island Red Deer Foundation Inc 504390 https://www.lnirdf.org.nz en-nz Lower North Island Red Deer Foundation Inc 30 News Update September 2018 https://www.lnirdf.org.nz/blog/805504 Here's an update on what the Foundation has been up to over the last few months.... 039, 26 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.lnirdf.org.nz/blog/805504 LNIRDF Presidents report 2018 AGM https://www.lnirdf.org.nz/blog/805513 The 2018 annual report of Gordon George, President of the LNIRDF 039, 26 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.lnirdf.org.nz/blog/805513 UPDATE - WARO REVIEW BACKDOWN https://www.lnirdf.org.nz/blog/778319 DOC is presently going through the process of renewing WARO permits for the next 10years On multiple occasions DOC has promised to involve hunters and others in the full review of the current permit system to seek a “more long-term sustainable future for the management of wild animal recovery on public conservation land in New Zealand. The commitment to a wider review with full involvement of all parties was made to the 2015 and 2016 NZDA conferences and to the High Court during the Red Deer Foundations (LNIRDF) successful court challenge in 2017. 009, 26 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.lnirdf.org.nz/blog/778319 Annual General Meeting of the LNIRDF https://www.lnirdf.org.nz/blog/754802 The AGM for the foundation was held on 23 August 2017 at the NZDA club rooms in Palmerston North. Gordon presented his report for the year to the Board. 035, 30 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.lnirdf.org.nz/blog/754802 National review of 2018 WARO Concessions Consultation https://www.lnirdf.org.nz/blog/753776 The Department of Conservation is intending to hold a national review of the WARO (helicopter deer recovery) concession process. This will effect hunters of all public land in the country, where WARO is currently permitted. And also potentially areas restricted to helicopters, where WARO are lobbying for access. 034, 26 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.lnirdf.org.nz/blog/753776 WARO court challenge update https://www.lnirdf.org.nz/blog/752931 The 2015 WARO review (helicopter hunting of deer) occurred with no hunter input. 034, 20 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.lnirdf.org.nz/blog/752931 DOC Reneg on promised National Review of WARO https://www.lnirdf.org.nz/blog/753779 The Department of Conservation has backtracked on a promise to review the national permitting system for WARO. This commitment was made at two National Conferences of the NZDS and also to the High Court during the LNIRDF challenge to the 2015 permits for the Lower North Island. 026, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.lnirdf.org.nz/blog/753779 Hunters versus DOC Hunters win https://www.lnirdf.org.nz/blog/753109 Recreational hunters have won an important High Court battle against the Department of Conservation, with the court finding that DoC breached natural justice over the way it allowed helicopter operators to kill deer in forest parks. 025, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.lnirdf.org.nz/blog/753109 DOC IS PLANNING TO ALLOW HELICOPTERS INTO THE RUAHINE CLOSED AREAS! https://www.lnirdf.org.nz/blog/753777 They have already done this in the Tararuas and Rimutakas. The new Draft CMS has no provision for any more areas where WARO helicopters are excluded. Currently all of the Ruahines is either permanently Closed to WARO, or limited to winter deer recovery only. 015, 13 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.lnirdf.org.nz/blog/753777