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  • 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.
    Posted: Monday 26 June 2017
  • 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.
    Posted: Thursday 22 June 2017
  • 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.
    Posted: Thursday 13 April 2017

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