23 Jul 2018

Crowd funding access to New Zealand land

From The Panel, 4:47 pm on 23 July 2018

Stuff has revealed officials suggested a crowd funding campaign to pay compensation due to US TV star Matt Lauer, over public access to his Otago farm.

Embattled personality Lauer is entitled to compensation if it's decided a "right of way" is granted through his property.

We speak to Federated Mountain Clubs President, Peter Wilson about the case, and about a campaign for a national park near Queenstown, and whether the general public actually want to access this remote kind of land.

Matt Lauer.

Matt Lauer. Photo: AFP