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Tuakau trails workshop

A tracks and trails strategy to link South Auckland and Waikato

18/10/2018 1:53pm Tracks and trails advocates met on 17 October in Tūākau to plan infrastructure that will link the booming communities in South Auckland and North Waikato.  Populations in the communities of ...

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Nominations open for outdoors access champions

01/10/2018 10:00am The Walking Access Commission is calling for nominations of people and groups who champion public access to the outdoors. Nominations are open until 11 November 2018. The Outdoor Access Cham...

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Walking Access Commission appoints new Chief Executive

18/09/2018 12:51pm The Walking Access Commission, the Government’s expert agency on public access to the outdoors, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ric Cullinane as its new Chief Executive. Mr Cullina...

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Omaui Tracks Trust wins Outdoor Access Champion Award

17/09/2018 10:56am The Omaui Tracks Trust received an Outdoor Access Champion Award last week. The award recognises the Trust's achievements in enhancing public access and offering new opportunities for New Ze...

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Green Hut Track Group

Green Hut Track Group wins Outdoor Access Champion Award

17/09/2018 10:51am The Green Hut Track Group received an Outdoor Access Champion Award last week. The award recognises the Trust's achievements in enhancing public access and offering new opportunities for New...

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Waikato River Trails Trust wins Outdoor Access Champion Award

13/09/2018 11:27am The Waikato River Trails Trust received an Outdoor Access Champion Award last night. The award recognises the Trust's achievements in enhancing public access and offering new opportunities f...

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Kawatiri Coastal Trail

Walking Access Commission helps Charleston step again

27/08/2018 11:03am A $17,000 grant from the Walking Access Commission is helping to return Charleston to prominence, perhaps for the first time since 1867 when it nearly became New Zealand’s capital. The Commi...

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Applications sought for funding to help public access to the outdoors

24/08/2018 3:22pm The Walking Access Commission is making $100,000 available to projects that enhance public access to the outdoors. The Commission holds two application rounds each financial year for its Enh...

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Riuwaka Access

Fishers’ right-of-way to open beside Riuwaka River

02/08/2018 12:33pm People will have better access to the south branch of the Riuwaka River thanks to a joint initiative by Tasman District Council, Fish and Game and the New Zealand Walking Access Commission. ...

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$5,000 grant to build signs on Manawa Karioi tracks

27/07/2018 2:35pm Island Bay’s Manawa Karioi ecological restoration project has won a $5000 grant to erect signs and put in track markers that will help people walk local bush trails. The money comes from the...

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$11,000 grant to help build Pauanui-Tairua Trail

17/07/2018 1:29pm The Hikuai District Trust has won an $11,000 grant to help complete stage two of the 25-kilometre Pauanui-Tairua Cycle and Walkway. The trail, when completed, will allow residents and touris...

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School children to nominate their Top Outdoor Spot

31/01/2018 12:41pm School children across New Zealand are photographing, drawing and describing their favourite places as part of a national competition celebrating enjoyment of the great outdoors. The Top Out...

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Nominations open for champions of public access to the outdoors

06/10/2017 2:26pm The Walking Access Commission is calling for nominations of people and groups who are champions of public access to the outdoors. Nominations are open until 17 November 2017, and the winners...

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Access to our natural heritage celebrated at parliamentary awards ceremony

07/03/2017 5:45pm Six of New Zealand’s champions of public access were recognised on Tuesday for their achievements in enhancing public access and offering new opportunities for New Zealanders to experience o...

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Minister visits ambitious Kerikeri walkway project

03/02/2017 3:16pm A new trail that will provide access to a hidden waterfall near Kerikeri received a Ministerial visit this afternoon when the New Zealand Walking Access Commission hosted Associate Minister ...

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Funding boost for access to the outdoors

01/02/2017 11:16am The New Zealand Walking Access Commission is making $54,000 available to projects that enhance public access to the outdoors through the current funding round of its Enhanced Access Fund. Th...

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National competition encourages students to celebrate NZ outdoors

30/01/2017 11:48am A national competition celebrating enjoyment of New Zealand’s great outdoors begins today, with Kiwi primary and intermediate school children encouraged to photograph, draw and describe thei...

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This summer, follow the Kiwi way

19/12/2016 11:48am New Zealanders and international visitors should strive to ‘follow the Kiwi way’ as they head into the great outdoors this summer. New Zealand Walking Access Commission chief executive Eric ...

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Whareroa Farm receives funding for signage

16/12/2016 11:11am The Whareroa Guardians Community Trust has been granted $2,140 to assist with the design and installation of signs to mark public access on a new Kapiti Coast track. The funds were made avai...

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Iconic Roaring Meg Pack track re-opened to walkers

13/12/2016 12:20pm A farming family that allowed people to access the Queenstown Lakes region’s iconic Roaring Meg Pack Track up until the end of last year has announced it is today re-opening public access to...

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