11 Apr 2016

DOC's plan for choppers in Fiordland raises alpine group ire

From Morning Report, 7:27 am on 11 April 2016

Climbers and trampers say a Department of Conservation plan to allow a big increase in helicopter landings in a remote part of the Fiordland National Park will ruin the experience and is potentially hazardous. The department says it's come under pressure from the aviation and tourism industry to allow helicopters to go from just 14 landings a day to 80 on the Mt Tutoko glacier.