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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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Kiwis encouraged to enjoy the outdoors responsibly these holidays

17/12/2013 8:45am New Zealanders are being urged to “Follow the Kiwi Way” by picking up a copy of the New Zealand Outdoor Access Code before heading into the outdoors this holiday season. New Zealand Walking ...

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Awards celebrate New Zealand’s public access champions

23/09/2013 3:33pm Four of New Zealand’s public access champions were celebrated today at the inaugural New Zealand Walking Access Commission Awards in Wellington. The awards, presented during a ceremony at th...

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Greater access to public land information

27/06/2013 11:24am Outdoors enthusiasts may soon have even more access to information about publicly accessible land, thanks to the release of the Government’s public access mapping information to website and ...

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Outdoor access projects to receive Walking Access funding

28/05/2013 1:54pm The New Zealand Walking Access Commission has awarded more than $60,000 in funding to organisations across the country working to enhance recreational access in the outdoors. The funding was...

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Opotiki and Dunedin students win Top Outdoor Spot competition

25/03/2013 12:14pm A photo of a sun-loving Labrador and a poetic description of Waiotahi Beach have won ‘Best Photo’ and ‘Best Description’ in the New Zealand Walking Access Commission’s Top Outdoor Spot compe...

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One month to go for outdoor access funding applications

04/02/2013 11:01am Clubs and organisations undertaking projects to improve access to the outdoors have one month left to apply for funding through the 2013 round of the Enhanced Access Fund. The New Zealand Wa...

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Outdoorspeople encouraged to 'follow the Kiwi way' these holidays

20/12/2012 12:00am The New Zealand Walking Access Commission is encouraging New Zealanders to ‘follow the Kiwi way’ when accessing the outdoors this holiday season. Commission Chief Executive Mark Neeson said ...

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Enhanced Access Fund invites applications for 2013 round

10/12/2012 12:00am Organisations undertaking projects to enhance access to the outdoors can now apply for funding through the 2013 round of the New Zealand Walking Access Commission’s Enhanced Access Fund.Up t...

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