7 Sep 2018

Hunter Valley Station access comes one step closer

12:51 pm on 7 September 2018

A memorandum of understanding to allow public access through American broadcaster Matt Lauer's Hunter Valley Station will be finalised in the coming weeks.

Former NBC anchor Matt Lauer.

Former NBC anchor Matt Lauer. Photo: AFP

Mr Lauer's lawyer Graeme Todd and representatives from Land Information New Zealand and the Conservation Department met today to talk about access through the station to the Hāwea Conservation Park.

Mr Lauer bought the lease to the land at Lake Hāwea for $13 million last year.

The Walking Access Commission has since applied for an easement to allow vehicle access through the station because it's the only way to reach the public park by land.

In a joint statement, the representatives said they were developing clear ways of informing the public about how they can gain access to the land.

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