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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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From behind the scenes to scenic job and acts of public interest

19/06/2015 10:31am Ange van der Laan’s new role as regional field advisor for the New Zealand Walking Access Commission is a long way from the film sets of Xena Warrior Princess in Auckland where she once work...

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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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