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Vision Kerikeri awarded funding for Wairoa Stream Waterfall Track

03/06/2015 3:31pm Walkers in the Far North will be able to more easily access the new Wairoa Stream Waterfall Track following the announcement of a $1,463 grant to assist Vision Kerikeri with installation o...

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Online mapping system helps Waikato hunters hit the mark

29/05/2015 11:47am Planning a hunting trip in the Waikato just got easier following the introduction of new hunter access point information on the free, nationwide Walking Access Mapping System. The Waikato ...

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Around the Mountains Cycle Trail awarded funding to secure access

08/05/2015 11:32am Southland’s Around the Mountains Cycle Trail has been awarded $23,000 from the New Zealand Walking Access Commission’s Enhanced Access Fund, which supports projects designed to enhance acces...

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Plimmerton Rotary awarded funding for Pauatahanui Pathway

08/05/2015 11:30am The Rotary Club of Plimmerton Charitable Trust has been awarded $5,687 from the New Zealand Walking Access Commission’s Enhanced Access Fund, which supports projects designed to enhance acce...

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Students capture New Zealand's 'Top Outdoor Spots'

29/04/2015 11:36am A stunning lakeside vista, an impressive painting of New Zealand’s tallest mountain and a well written account of a classic New Zealand family holiday have taken top honours in the 2015 Top ...

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Top Outdoor Spot competition returns for 2015

29/01/2015 11:10am Kiwi school children are being encouraged to snap photos, draw pictures and share creative descriptions of their favourite outdoor places in the 2015 Top Outdoor Spot competition. The compet...

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Funding available for projects enhancing outdoor access

28/01/2015 2:57pm Groups working on projects to improve access to the New Zealand outdoors still have a month left to apply for funding through the Enhanced Access Fund’s fourth and final 2014-2015 funding ro...

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Follow the Kiwi way these holidays

19/12/2014 11:52am New Zealanders are encouraged to ‘follow the Kiwi way’ over the holidays by showing respect for neighbouring landholders when accessing the country’s beaches, forests, rivers and mountains. ...

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Tasman District Council recognised for contribution to public access

11/12/2014 11:59am The Tasman District Council has today been recognised with a national award for its work improving public access to Tasman’s rivers, lakes, mountains and coast. New Zealand Walking Access Co...

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New scholarship honours Kiwi farming leader

03/12/2014 1:08pm The memory of one of New Zealand’s modern farming leaders has been honoured today with the establishment of the John H Aspinall Scholarship to support study into public access to the outdoor...

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Funding available to enhance access to the outdoors

03/10/2014 10:50am The New Zealand Walking Access Commission is now accepting applications for the third round of its 2014-2015 Enhanced Access Fund programme. The fund supports projects that provide free, cer...

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World Rivers Day – an opportunity to explore NZ’s remarkable rivers

26/09/2014 11:04am New Zealanders are being encouraged to get into the outdoors and explore the country’s waterways for World Rivers Day on Sunday 28 September. New Zealand Walking Access Commission Chief Ex...

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Coromandel walking and cycling trail receives funding boost

05/09/2014 1:55pm Coromandel’s Hikuai District Trust has been awarded an $8,000 grant from the New Zealand Walking Access Commission to assist development a walking and cycling trail between Pauanui and Tairu...

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Northland group awarded $8,000 funding for coastal walkway

05/09/2014 1:54pm Northland’s Waipu Lions Club has been awarded an $8,000 grant from the New Zealand Walking Access Commission to support its work extending the Waipu Beach to Langs Cove Coastal Walkway. The ...

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Makeover for Both Sides of the Fence education website

24/07/2014 11:29am School children around New Zealand will enjoy a more colourful, dynamic and fun experience when using the popular Both Sides of the Fence education website. The site, online at www.bothsides...

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Funding for groups improving access to the countryside

01/07/2014 11:43am Projects that improve people’s ability to get into the outdoors may qualify for funding from the New Zealand Walking Access Commission’s Enhanced Access Fund. This contestable fund supports ...

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Walking access champions sought for awards

17/06/2014 12:18pm People and organisations across New Zealand are being urged to send in their nominations for the 2014 Walking Access Awards. The annual awards, run by the New Zealand Walking Access Commissi...

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Applications welcome for 2014 Enhanced Access Fund

01/04/2014 11:45am Groups undertaking projects to enhance access to New Zealand’s outdoors are invited to apply for funding through the Enhanced Access Fund 2014. The contestable fund, administered by the New ...

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Bay of Plenty students win national Top Outdoor Spot competition

27/03/2014 11:42am A classic Kiwi beach scene and a poetic description of the East Cape township of Te Araroa have taken top honours in the 2014 Top Outdoor Spot competition. The national competition was run d...

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Nelson Tasman trail receives signage makeover

23/01/2014 12:17pm A walking and mountain biking trail near Nelson has been given a makeover with the installation of signage and route markers to make it easier for outdoorspeople to find and enjoy. The p...

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