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New Barnicoat signage for web

Nelson Tasman trail receives sign makeover

23/01/2014 12:14pm

A walking and mountain biking trail near Nelson has been given a makeover with the installation of signage and route markers to make it easier for outdoorspeople to find and enjoy. The pre...

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Outdoor Access Code for web

Enjoy the outdoors responsibly these holidays

17/12/2013 8:48am

New Zealanders are being urged to “Follow the Kiwi Way” by picking up a copy of the New Zealand Outdoor Access Code before heading into the outdoors this holiday season. New Zealand Walkin...

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Kohekohe Loop Track for web

New trails finished in time for Christmas

02/12/2013 8:54am

Outdoorspeople in Wellington and Canterbury will have even more opportunity to enjoy the outdoors these holidays thanks to the completion of two new loop trails that received funding from th...

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Cannibal Bay pic for web

Kiwi kids asked to share top outdoor spots

02/12/2013 8:50am

Kiwi school children will be asked to snap photos and share creative descriptions of their favourite outdoor places as part of a school-based competition run by the New Zealand Walking Acces...

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Peter Brown for enewsletter

Getting it right: access and Maori land

02/12/2013 8:46am

In this article, New Zealand Walking Access Commission Board Member Peter Brown provides some useful advice for people seeking access over Maori land. Asking permission before accessing pri...

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News from the field - December 2013

02/12/2013 8:38am

‘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 H...

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Fish and Game maps for web

New maps help anglers and hunters find ‘spot X'

02/12/2013 8:33am

Fish & Game New Zealand has worked with the Commission to revamp the maps on its website, providing anglers and hunters with invaluable access information. The Commission’s Walking Access Ma...

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Outdoor Access Code for web

Follow the Kiwi way these holidays

02/12/2013 8:26am

It's that time of year when most New Zealanders look forward to a few well deserved weeks off with friends and family. Many will spend at least a little bit of time in the outdoors; tramping...

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Award winners for web

Awards celebrate NZ's public access champions

02/12/2013 8:00am

Four of New Zealand’s public access champions were celebrated recently at the inaugural New Zealand Walking Access Commission Awards in Wellington. The awards, presented during a ceremony ...

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Walking Access Annual Report 2012 13 cover image for web2

Annual Report 2012-2013 released

11/10/2013 12:01pm

The New Zealand Walking Access Commission’s Annual Report for 2012-2013 is now available. This report documents the Commission’s performance for the year and its progress towards the objecti...

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2013 NZWAC Board group photowith kaumatua for web2

NZWAC reaches five year milestone

03/10/2013 8:53am

The New Zealand Walking Access Commission has this week celebrated the fifth anniversary of its establishment under the Walking Access Act 2008. Chairman John Forbes said the Walking Access ...

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Lochiel Station for website

Enhancing access through negotiation

01/08/2013 11:01am

New Zealanders are lucky to have a heritage of access to the outdoors. Not only do we have a historic network of public reserve land alongside some of our best rivers and much of the coast, ...

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Hurunui Walkway for website

New walkways in the works

01/08/2013 10:59am

Keen walkers will soon be able to enjoy two new walkways providing access to scenic outdoor spots in the Marlborough Sounds and Canterbury. The walkways, to be known as the Waitaria Bay Walk...

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Penny Mudford for website

The art of dispute resolution

01/08/2013 10:50am

In this article, New Zealand Walking Access Commission Board Member Penny Mudford discusses dispute resolution as it related to the Commission's work. The Commission has about 60 access dis...

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News from the field - August 2013

01/08/2013 10:44am

‘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 Gard...

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Mataura Walkway opening for website

Helping hand for outdoor access projects

01/08/2013 10:37am

Work has begun on nine access-enhancing projects awarded funding through the 2013 round of the Enhanced Access Fund. Funding of $63,464 was awarded in this year’s funding round to support co...

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2013 WAMS clustering image

What's new on WAMS?

03/07/2013 11:08am

Walking Access Mapping System users will see some major changes to the www.wams.org.nz website, including an upgrade to the map interface and a new-look landing page. The interface upgrade i...

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PAA layer image2

Public land information data feed available

27/06/2013 11:14am

Mapping information showing the locations of publicly accessible land across New Zealand has been released for use by researchers, central and local Government staff and website and app deve...

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Access projects receive Walking Access funding

28/05/2013 2:00pm

The New Zealand Walking Access Commission has awarded more than $60,000 in funding to organisations across the country working to enhance recreational access in the outdoors. The funding was...

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2013 Point Elizabeth Walkway flaxy tops

Discover New Zealand's gazetted Walkways

02/05/2013 4:32pm

Keen outdoorspeople can now track down information about some of New Zealand’s top walkways on the New Zealand Walking Access Commission’s website. A new section has been created on the webs...

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