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End of an era as board member Brian Stephenson retires

14/10/2016 11:30am

Auckland-based barrister Brian Stephenson has completed his term on the New Zealand Walking Access Commission’s Board after seven years in the role. Mr Stephenson joined the Board when it wa...

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News from the field - October 2016

14/10/2016 11:19am

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 Margaret Hors...

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Outdoors champion appointed to NZWAC board

20/09/2016 2:35pm

Respected outdoors advocate Robin McNeill has been appointed to the board of the New Zealand Walking Access Commission. The Southlander is the Enterprise Projects Manager at Venture Southlan...

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From finding people to finding solutions

30/08/2016 10:04am

A few years ago, Rod Smillie found himself sharing a hut deep in Whanganui National Park with a couple of Israeli secret service officers who had come to New Zealand for a holiday.The men ta...

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Landholders plant seed for possible walkway near Mahia

02/08/2016 11:39am

It started as a community-led project to preserve the water quality of the Whangawehi River. Today, the Whangawehi Catchment Group is considering the possibility of creating a public access ...

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Creating quality walkways for healthier communities

02/08/2016 11:01am

In this column New Zealand Walking Access Commission chief executive Eric Pyle discusses the need for planners to consider walking trails when creating new subdivisions and some of the oppor...

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What next for outdoor access?

02/08/2016 10:56am

In this column New Zealand Walking Access Commission board member Penny Mudford explores the changing demand for different kinds of recreation opportunities and the need for councils and cen...

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Nominations invited for outdoor access awards

02/08/2016 10:53am

It’s that time of year again, when a nationwide search begins for individuals and organisations that have made a significant contribution to outdoor access in New Zealand. Top achievers will...

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Kiwis urged to take part in outdoor recreation workshop

02/08/2016 10:50am

What people most enjoy doing outdoors, and how the private and public sectors can anticipate and cater to growing demand and changing trends will be the topic of a workshop run by the New Ze...

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Asking landholders for permission

02/08/2016 10:46am

A new video developed by the New Zealand Access Walking Commission emphasises the importance of asking landowners for permission to access their property. “Many New Zealanders and overseas v...

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News from the field - August 2016

02/08/2016 10:31am

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 Felicity Brou...

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Funding available for projects that improve outdoor access

22/07/2016 1:10pm

Groups undertaking projects to enhance access to the outdoors should consider applying for funding through the New Zealand Walking Access Commission’s Enhanced Access Fund. A total of $56,00...

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Guide on farmers' H&S responsibilities to recreational visitors

21/07/2016 11:18am

The New Zealand Walking Access Commission has developed a helpful guide that answers frequently asked questions about the responsibilities of farm owners and managers towards people seeking ...

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New Walking Access Mapping System now live

28/06/2016 9:41am

The New Zealand Walking Access Commission has launched an improved version of its free nationwide Walking Access Mapping System to make it even easier for people to identify public access in...

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Protecting our access heritage

02/06/2016 4:02pm

In this column New Zealand Walking Access Commission chief executive Eric Pyle discusses New Zealand's access culture and heritage, and some of the challenges we face when trying to protect ...

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Upgraded Walking Access Mapping System coming soon

02/06/2016 3:58pm

Enjoying New Zealand’s stunning outdoors will soon be even easier. The New Zealand Walking Access Commission is launching a new version of its free nationwide Walking Access Mapping System l...

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Interactive map shows hundreds of access cases across New Zealand

02/06/2016 3:55pm

The New Zealand Walking Access Commission has developed an interactive map that displays more than 800 access-related cases it has been involved in around the country. The web map highlights...

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Living Streets Aotearoa awarded $1,500 to improve Karaka Bay track

02/06/2016 3:49pm

Living Streets Aotearoa has received $1,500 to assist with the design and installation of signs to mark public access on a little-known track from Nakora Road to Karaka Bay Road in Wellingto...

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News from the field - June 2016

02/06/2016 3:38pm

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 Penny Wardle ...

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Top Outdoor Spot competition winners announced

31/05/2016 3:44pm

An astonishing sunset, a creative drawing of Cape Reinga and a poem capturing the essence of a wilderness swimming spot have taken top honours in this year’s Top Outdoor Spot competition. Th...

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