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Canterbury walkway secured for future generations

05/08/2015 8:36am

The southern section of the Rakaia Gorge walking trail has been officially declared a walkway under the Walking Access Act 2008 to secure access for future generations. The full 10.4km trail...

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Commission developing new-look website

05/08/2015 8:34am

The New Zealand Walking Access Commission has launched a project to redesign its corporate website. Chief executive Mark Neeson said the project will make it easier for visitors to find what...

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News from the field - August 2015

05/08/2015 8:28am

‘News from the field’ provides a roundup of public access topics being worked on by the New Zealand Walking Access Commission’s regional field advisors. This month, we hear from Nicola Hende...

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Walking access builds understanding

16/07/2015 3:10pm

A passion for tramping, a background in farming and a shared family interest in fishing and hunting means the New Zealand Walking Access Commission’s newest regional field advisor, Felicity ...

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From behind the scenes to scenic job

19/06/2015 10:38am

Ange van der Laan’s new role as regional field advisor for the New Zealand Walking Access Commission is a long way from the film sets of Xena Warrior Princess in Auckland where she once work...

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Public access over farmland is 'win-win'

02/06/2015 11:01am

Farmers creating public access across their land can build awareness of what they do, strengthen relationships with the community and even boost farming productivity. That’s according to Ali...

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Funding awarded for regional trails

02/06/2015 11:00am

Three projects designed to improve access to the outdoors have received support from the latest round of the New Zealand Walking Access Commission’s Enhanced Access Fund. The funding, awarde...

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Share your views - Both Sides of the Fence website

02/06/2015 10:59am

Are you a principal, teacher or teacher aide? The New Zealand Walking Access Commission is running a survey to gather thoughts on its Both Sides of the Fence website and recent Top Outdoor S...

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Mapping system development project begins

02/06/2015 10:58am

A project has begun to explore options for the next stage of development of the Walking Access Mapping System. The number of people using the system is increasing and the development project...

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News from the field – June 2015

02/06/2015 10:24am

‘News from the field’ provides a roundup of public access topics being worked on by the New Zealand Walking Access Commission’s regional field advisors. This month, we hear from Geoff Holgat...

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Online mapping system helps hunters hit the mark

29/05/2015 11:44am

Planning a hunting trip in the Waikato just got easier following the introduction of new hunter access point information on the free, nationwide Walking Access Mapping System. The Waikato hu...

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Students capture NZ's 'Top Outdoor Spots'

29/04/2015 12:26pm

A stunning lakeside vista, an impressive painting of New Zealand’s tallest mountain and a well written account of a classic New Zealand family holiday have taken top honours in the 2015 To...

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Northland’s Waipu Coastal Trail extended

01/04/2015 5:49pm

A new walking trail is available for walkers to enjoy on Northland’s Bream Bay coast, thanks to an $8,000 grant from the New Zealand Walking Access Commission’s Enhanced Access Fund. The tra...

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Judging underway in Top Outdoor Spot competition

01/04/2015 5:47pm

A photo of an iconic New Zealand river, a drawing of an idyllic Kiwi beach, and a poem about a family trip to the farm – just some of the entries in the running to win prizes in the Top Outd...

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WAMS Survey: Help improve the mapping system

01/04/2015 5:47pm

Have you used the online Walking Access Mapping System (WAMS) in the past six months? If so, the Commission is seeking your feedback via our short online WAMS User Survey. This survey asks m...

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Active NZ survey highlights Kiwi love of the outdoors

01/04/2015 5:46pm

In this column New Zealand Walking Access Commission Chief Executive Mark Neeson comments on how New Zealanders' love of outdoor recreation shines through in the recently released results of...

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Supporting Women Walk the World

01/04/2015 5:45pm

The New Zealand Walking Access Commission is teaming up with Rural Women New Zealand (RWNZ) to support the ’90km Challenge’ – the local leg of the global ‘Women Walk the World’ event. The ev...

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Cycleways, dairy and horse riding centre stage at Waikato forum

01/04/2015 5:12pm

Opportunities to access the outdoors on horseback and the legal standing of the Queen’s Chain were among the hot topics discussed at the New Zealand Walking Access Commission’s recent region...

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News from the field - April 2015

01/04/2015 5:07pm

‘News from the field’ provides a roundup of public access topics being worked on by the New Zealand Walking Access Commission’s regional field advisors. This month, we hear from our two new ...

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Applications sought for Aspinall Scholarship

04/02/2015 2:49pm

The application deadline for the first annual J H Aspinall Scholarship closes later this month. The $5,000 scholarship supports research into public access and New Zealand’s farming heritage...

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