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New walking access champion for top of the south

16/02/2016 4:18pm Newly appointed New Zealand Walking Access Commission regional field advisor Penny Wardle is a firm believer in the power of individuals to make a difference.It’s a quality the Blenheim woma...

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Avid tramper seeks new challenge in walking access role

16/02/2016 4:08pm A ‘great belief’ in outdoor access, born from a childhood spent tramping up mountains with his father and three brothers, prompted Chris Ward to apply for the Wellington regional field advis...

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Funding boost available for NZ access projects

03/02/2016 3:26pm Projects to improve access to the New Zealand outdoors are invited to apply for funding through the second 2015-2016 funding round of the New Zealand Walking Access Commission’s Enhanced Acc...

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Students encouraged to share top outdoor spots and win

01/02/2016 10:45am Kiwi school children are encouraged to snap photos, draw pictures and share creative descriptions of their favourite outdoor places in the 2016 Top Outdoor Spot competition, which launches t...

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New Zealanders encouraged to follow the Kiwi way this summer

18/12/2015 12:24pm New Zealanders are being urged to ‘follow the Kiwi way’ when exploring the great outdoors with friends and family this summer. New Zealand Walking Access Commission chief executive Mark Nees...

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NZWAC recognises Dunedin’s Andrew Lonie for mountain biking contribution

14/12/2015 4:41pm Dunedin City Council staff member Andrew Lonie has been recognised by the New Zealand Walking Access Commission for the positive contribution he has made towards mountain biking activities i...

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Neil Cooper, Stratford District Council receive Walking Access Awards

10/12/2015 4:05pm Stratford District Council and employee Neil Cooper have received Walking Access Awards for their significant contributions to improving walking access across a network of picturesque tracks...

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NZWAC recognises Whangarei’s Hilton Ward for championing access

08/12/2015 2:48pm Whangarei District Council staff member Hilton Ward has been recognised by the New Zealand Walking Access Commission for his contribution towards improving land access for people in the Whan...

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NZWAC recognises Sport Bay of Plenty for two walking initiatives

08/12/2015 2:46pm Sport Bay of Plenty has been recognised by the New Zealand Walking Access Commission for its outstanding Virtually on Track and City on its Feet programmes. These programmes aim to bring peo...

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Six projects across NZ awarded walking access funding

03/12/2015 9:28am Six projects across New Zealand have been awarded a total of $21,660 from the New Zealand Walking Access Commission’s Enhanced Access Fund, which supports projects designed to enhance access...

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Lynne Alexander receives Walking Access Award for Akaroa trails

30/11/2015 10:10am Akaroa resident Lynne Alexander has received a Walking Access Award for her significant contribution towards developing some of the area’s finest walks and making them accessible to thousand...

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Barbara Stuart returns to the NZWAC board

25/11/2015 1:27pm Nelson farmer and outdoor-access supporter Barbara Stuart has been appointed to the Board of the New Zealand Walking Access Commission. The appointment heralds Mrs Stuart’s second tenure on ...

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NZWAC appoints Dr Margaret Horsburgh as Auckland regional field advisor

20/11/2015 12:05pm On any given Tuesday, you can find Dr Margaret Horsburgh tramping along one of the many tracks and trails that criss-cross the Auckland region. Sundays are set aside for a walking group she’...

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Southland’s Ann Irving to receive Walking Access Award for wetlands work

13/11/2015 11:20am Southland resident Ann Irving is to receive a national Walking Access Award in recognition of her efforts towards obtaining public access to one of the few remaining flax wetlands in Southla...

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Top Outdoor Spot competition back in 2016

04/11/2015 12:29pm It’s time for Kiwi students to think about the photos, drawings and descriptions of their favourite outdoor places they’d like to enter into the 2016 Top Outdoor Spot competition. The compet...

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Walking Access Award for Waitomo’s ‘unassuming champion’

28/10/2015 10:56am Waitomo resident Peter Chandler has received a Walking Access Award in recognition of his outstanding efforts to develop new tracks and trails and make access to the outdoors easier and more...

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Aspiring scholars sought for public access scholarship

01/10/2015 12:55pm Applications are being sought for a $5,000 scholarship that will support study into public access to the outdoors and New Zealand’s farming heritage. Launched in 2014, the John H Aspinall Sc...

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Applications invited for Enhanced Access Fund

11/08/2015 1:11pm Groups undertaking projects to enhance access to the outdoors are encouraged to apply for funding through the New Zealand Walking Access Commission’s Enhanced Access Fund. A total of $63,000...

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Outdoor achievers sought for Walking Access Awards

05/08/2015 11:25am People and organisations that have made significant contributions to improving New Zealanders’ access to the outdoors may be eligible for an award in this year’s Walking Access Awards.Nomina...

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Walking access builds understanding between rural and urban NZ

16/07/2015 3:15pm A passion for tramping, a background in farming and a shared family interest in fishing and hunting means the New Zealand Walking Access Commission’s newest regional field advisor, Felicity ...

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