Bruce Mason

Trustee, Secretary, co-spokesman, paid Researcher for PANZ

[link to other spokesman - Brian Turner]


Employment History
Former ceramics quality controller and soil science technician, then
Department of Lands & Survey - National Parks & Reserves Ranger, 1975-1982.
Public Lands Coalition (Royal Forest & Bird Protection Society, NZ Fish & Game Council, Federated Mountain Clubs) 1982-1992 - researcher.
Public Access New Zealand 1993-2003 - researcher.

Highlights of Experience

Recreational Interests
Ex-climber, now tramper, walker, cross country skier, sea kayaker, flier of self-built aircraft.

Former Institutional Involvement
Past President Otago Tramping & Mountaineering Club
Former executive member Federated Mountain Clubs of NZ.

[Can be downloaded from Site Map]
1975. Back Country Boom. NZ National Parks Authority, Wellington.
1981. Otago Goldfields Park. Landscape 10 pp. 11-14. Department of Lands and Survey, Wellington.
1984. Ahuriri-Birchwood Case. Forest & Bird Vol 15, November.
1986. Earnslaw Station-A Case History. Forest & Bird Vol 17, May.
1988. Outdoor Recreation in Otago, Volume One, Central Otago's Block Mountains. Federated Mountain Clubs of New Zealand, Wellington.
1989. Outdoor Recreation in Otago, Volume Two, Silverpeaks & Otago's Alps. Federated Mountain Clubs of New Zealand, Wellington.
1991. A Review of Destocking and Surrender of Alpine Crown Lands in the South Island High Country. Public Lands Coalition.
1991. Public Roads, A Guide to Rights of Access to the Countryside. Public Lands Coalition.
1991. Public Access to Land. In Citizens' Guide to Environmental and Conservation Law. Environmental and Conservation Organisations, Royal Forest & Bird Protection Society, Wellington.
1992. Public Access along the Queen's Chain and Public Roads. Backcountry Recreation 2000. The Future of Backcountry Recreation in New Zealand. FMC.
1992-2000. 'Public Access' Nos. 1 to 13. Public Access New Zealand.
1993. The Principle of "Partnership" and the Treaty of Waitangi: implications for the public conservation estate. PANZ.
1994. Private Management of "The Public Interest" : Freehold with covenants etc., vs. public ownership of the South Island high country - a review of private management and ownership. PANZ.
1994. Landcorp Farms and the SOE option for Ngai Tahu claims settlement: Summary of research on SOE lands that could be used in settlement instead of the Greenstone Valley & public reserves. PANZ.
1996. Tenure Review: Greenstone, Elfin Bay and Routeburn Crown Lands: Draft proposal to Commissioner of Crown Lands for allocation of natural lands to DOC and farmland for freeholding. PANZ.
1998. Public Roads: rights of way for all. PANZ.
1998-2003: main contributor to a huge web site providing information and advice on public access to New Zealand's outdoors <>




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