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Wishing New Zealand a great Waitangi weekend

04/02/2015 2:48pm

Waitangi Day is a truly New Zealand holiday. It celebrates our heritage and provides a perfect opportunity to enjoy some of the stunning outdoors our country has to offer. Between Waitangi D...

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New trail information available online

04/02/2015 2:46pm

People looking for opportunities to access the outdoors can now view a selection of new biking and walking trail information on the New Zealand Walking Access Commission’s Walking Access Map...

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Royal recognition for access champions

04/02/2015 2:44pm

Three New Zealanders who have made significant contributions to the public access debate were honoured recently in the New Year’s Honours. Former Registrar-General of Land Brian Hayes and fo...

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Commission builds social media presence

04/02/2015 2:41pm

The New Zealand Walking Access Commission is encouraging New Zealanders to share outdoor images from Waitangi weekend on the Commission’s Facebook and Twitter pages. Chief Executive Mark Nee...

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A great summer for a road trip

04/02/2015 2:13pm

In this column, New Zealand Walking Access Commission Board Member Penny Mudford recounts some of her holiday experiences, and touches on some of the factors that preserve New Zealand's spec...

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News from the field - February 2015

04/02/2015 2:01pm

‘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 John Gardine...

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Top Outdoor Spot competition back for 2015

29/01/2015 11:19am

Kiwi school children are being encouraged to snap photos, draw pictures and share creative descriptions of their favourite outdoor places in the 2015 Top Outdoor Spot competition. The comp...

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Funding available for projects enhancing access

28/01/2015 3:07pm

Groups working on projects to improve access to the New Zealand outdoors still have a month left to apply for funding through the Enhanced Access Fund’s fourth and final funding round of 201...

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Follow the Kiwi way these holidays

19/12/2014 11:55am

New Zealanders are encouraged to ‘follow the Kiwi way’ over the holidays by showing respect for neighbouring landholders when accessing the country’s beaches, forests, rivers and mountains...

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Access award for Tasman District Council

11/12/2014 12:42pm

The Tasman District Council has today been recognised with a national award for its work improving public access to Tasman’s rivers, lakes, mountains and coast. New Zealand Walking Access Co...

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New scholarship honours Kiwi farming leader

03/12/2014 12:51pm

The memory of one of New Zealand’s modern farming leaders has been honoured today with the establishment of the John H Aspinall Scholarship to support study into public access to the outdoor...

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Christmas boost for outdoor access projects

03/12/2014 12:50pm

Access to New Zealand’s outdoors has received a pre-Christmas boost with nearly $24,000 in funding granted to three projects that will improve public access. The funding has been awarded to ...

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Top Outdoor Spot competition back for 2015

03/12/2014 12:47pm

Kiwi school children will be asked to snap photos, draw pictures and share creative descriptions of their favourite outdoor places as part of the 2015 Top Outdoor Spot competition. The compe...

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Code key to enjoying the outdoors this summer

03/12/2014 11:59am

New Zealanders are encouraged to ‘follow the Kiwi way’ and avoid potential problems in the outdoors this summer by reading the New Zealand Outdoor Access Code. New Zealand Walking Access Com...

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Join the Commission on Facebook and Twitter

03/12/2014 11:38am

The New Zealand Walking Access Commission made its social media debut last month, launching Facebook and Twitter accounts to stay connected with New Zealanders.Chief Executive Mark Neeson sa...

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Celebrating our access culture

03/12/2014 11:28am

In this column New Zealand Walking Access Commission Board Member Maggie Bayfield celebrates some of our access champions, and provides a timely reminder to be thankful for the free access w...

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Satisfaction with the Commission and WAMS remains high

03/12/2014 11:16am

The Walking Access Mapping System continues to rate highly with users and most people who contact the Commission would recommend it to others, according to the findings of two surveys conduc...

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News From the Field - December 2014

03/12/2014 11:01am

‘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 John Gibbs (...

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Annual Report 2013-2014 published

29/10/2014 9:38am

The New Zealand Walking Access Commission’s Annual Report 2013-2014 is now available online. This report documents the Commission’s performance for the year and its progress towards the obje...

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New river access signposted near Motueka

03/10/2014 1:03pm

Whitebaiters, anglers and other people in the upper South Island can now enjoy a stretch of the Riwaka River near Tasman Bay after an agreement was reached to open up the area to access on f...

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