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Major upgrade for Walking Access Mapping System

05/04/2012 12:00am

The innovative mapping system, online at www.wams.org.nz, is designed to help New Zealanders and overseas visitors identify land in New Zealand over which the public has access. It displays ...

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Mapping system rates highly

05/04/2012 12:00am

Most Walking Access Mapping System users would recommend the system to others, a recent user survey has found. The survey was conducted by the New Zealand Walking Access Commission in Februa...

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Working together brings results

05/04/2012 12:00am

By Maggie Bayfield, Board Member, New Zealand Walking Access Commission. There are times in the past when those of us with an interest in outdoor access have had polarised views. We’ve some...

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Be 'AdventureSmart' in the outdoors

03/04/2012 12:00am

A new website has been launched to promote outdoor safety information to the thousands of people who enjoy the New Zealand outdoors every year. Known as AdventureSmart (www.adventuresmart.or...

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New Board Member appointed

03/04/2012 12:00am

Wellington director, arbitrator and mediator Penny Mudford has been appointed to the Board of the New Zealand Walking Access Commission. Board Chairman John Forbes and Board Member Maggie B...

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National Forum held in Wellington

29/03/2012 12:00am

Representatives from 19 recreational and landholder organisations converged on Wellington on 26 March to discuss access issues at the New Zealand Walking Access Commission’s National Forum. ...

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Makeover for Commission's website

07/02/2012 12:00am

The New Zealand Walking Access Commission website has been given a makeover to make reading easier and to better highlight the most popular sections of the site. The website changes follow i...

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Enhanced Access Fund invites applications

02/02/2012 12:00am

Organisations and individuals undertaking projects to enhance access to the outdoors can now apply for funding through the 2012 round of the New Zealand Walking Access Commission’s Enhanced ...

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Responsible access urged

22/12/2011 12:00am

The New Zealand Walking Access Commission urges Kiwis to respect other people’s property and the environment when accessing the outdoors this holiday season. Commission Chief Executive Mark...

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Te Araroa is open

01/12/2011 12:00am

A 3,000km trail from Cape Reinga to the Bluff was opened at a public event in Wellington on 3 December. Te Araroa – which means The Long Pathway – links New Zealand’s most spiritual, histori...

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New look for Commission website and e-newsletter

01/12/2011 12:00am

The New Zealand Walking Access Commission has created a new-look e-newsletter and is upgrading its website to make it easier for people to find information about outdoor access and responsib...

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Access fund invites applications

01/12/2011 12:00am

Organisations and individuals undertaking projects that will enhance access to the outdoors can now apply for funding through the 2012 round of the New Zealand Walking Access Commission’s En...

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Education key to outdoor access

01/12/2011 12:00am

I’m sure many of you who live alongside national parks, beautiful rivers and stunning parts of the coast have been approached by members of the public asking for permission to cross your pro...

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Popular walkways upgraded in time for Summer

01/12/2011 12:00am

Access along two popular New Zealand walkways has been improved in time for summer, thanks in part to funding from the New Zealand Walking Access Commission.The Lake Ngatu Track, north of Ka...

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News from the field

01/12/2011 12:00am

‘News from the field’ provides a regional roundup of public access topics being worked on by the New Zealand Walking Access Commission’s regional field advisor network. In each edition, two...

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John Aspinall: uniting force

01/12/2011 12:00am

The loss of esteemed High Country farmer John Aspinall will be felt by farmers and access advocates across the country, says New Zealand Walking Access Commission Chief Executive Mark Neeson...

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Farm leader gained respect of many

15/11/2011 12:00am

By Tim Cronshaw, The Press. Reprinted with permission. Farmers were shocked by the untimely death of John Aspinall, widely respected for his work to improve farming, conservation and recreat...

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Commission mourns board member

07/11/2011 12:00am

The Board and staff of the New Zealand Walking Access Commission offer their sincere condolences to the family of Board member John Aspinall, following his untimely death on Friday 4 Novembe...

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Wairarapa embraces Commission's work

06/10/2011 12:00am

Recreation and landholder representatives and district council councillors from across the Wairarapa met with the New Zealand Walking Access Commission in Masterton on Monday to discuss publ...

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New scenic walkway opening in Bay of Islands

22/09/2011 12:00am

The final stage of a walkway that winds through coastal beaches, mangroves and native bush between Okiato and Russell in the Bay of Islands will be officially opened to the public on Saturda...

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