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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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Mapping system enters new development stage

01/09/2011 12:00am

The New Zealand Walking Access Commission is inviting organisations with an interest in public access to get involved in the next stage of development of its Walking Access Mapping System. T...

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NZWAC July newsletter

25/07/2011 12:00am

25 July 2011: The New Zealand Walking Access Commission's July 2011 Accessing New Zealand newsletter is now available. Click on read more to download the PDF.

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Walking Access Mapping System open for public use

21/07/2011 12:00am

People who love the outdoors can now find all publically accessible rivers, mountains, lakes, forests, beaches and legal roads thanks to a new online mapping system developed by the New Zeal...

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Mapping system enhancements make trip planning easier

19/07/2011 12:00am

The New Zealand Walking Access Commission’s Walking Access Mapping System will be enhanced on Thursday with the addition of a new Tracks and Access Points layer to allow people to better pla...

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Communities to benefit from Enhanced Access Fund

30/06/2011 12:00am

Eighteen projects designed to enhance access to New Zealand’s great outdoors have been awarded funding through the Walking Access Commission’s Enhanced Access Fund. More than 40 organisation...

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New public access signs available to farmers

03/06/2011 12:00am

Rural Women NZ members who allow public access across their property will soon be able to signpost contact details and access conditions for visitors, thanks to a partnership between Rural W...

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Strong turnout at Dunedin walking access forum

02/06/2011 12:00am

Organisations and outdoor enthusiasts from across the Otago region attended the New Zealand Walking Access Commission’s regional forum in Dunedin on Monday. The forum was a chance for those ...

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Statement of Intent

20/05/2011 12:00am

20 May 2011: The New Zealand Walking Access Commission has released its Statement of Intent for 2011 - 2016. Download it on the Publications page.

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Dry Acheron Track established in Canterbury

02/05/2011 12:00am

A new walkway has been established in Canterbury to enhance access along parts of the Dry Acheron Stream to the Big Ben Range in the Korowai/Torlesse Tussocklands Park. The Dry Acheron Trac...

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26 April 2011 News Clip

26/04/2011 12:00am

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Outstanding interest in Enhanced Access Fund

26/04/2011 12:00am

Dozens of individuals and groups across New Zealand have applied for a slice of a $230,000 contestable fund setup by the New Zealand Walking Access Commission to enhance access to the outdoo...

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April 2011

15/04/2011 12:00am

The NZ Walking Access Commission's CE expense disclosure for the period 01 January to 31 March 2011 is now available.

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March 2011

04/04/2011 12:00am

Download: 2011 March Issue 05.pdfFile Size: 458kb

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February 2011

11/02/2011 12:00am

Guidelines for the Management of Unformed Legal Roads document is now available for download.

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January 2011

11/02/2011 12:00am

The NZ Walking Access Commission's CE expense disclosure for the period 01 July to 31 December 2010 is now available.

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