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Fund invites applications for access projects

01/04/2014 10:26am

Groups undertaking projects to enhance access to New Zealand’s outdoors are invited to apply for funding through the Enhanced Access Fund 2014. A new funding approach for 2014-15 will see $7...

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Top Outdoor Spot Best photo

Kiwi culture shines in Top Outdoor Spot winning entries

01/04/2014 10:10am

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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News from the field - April 2014

01/04/2014 10:01am

‘News from the field’ provides a roundup of public access topics being worked on by the New Zealand Walking Access Commission’s regional field advisors. This month, we hear from Nicola Hende...

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WAMS survey article

Share your mapping system feedback and win

01/04/2014 10:00am

Outdoor enthusiasts who have used the Walking Access Mapping System in the past six months are being asked to share their thoughts for the chance to win one of five $100 petrol vouchers.The ...

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Corporate responsiveness survey for website

Share your views on our service

01/04/2014 10:00am

The New Zealand Walking Access Commission is running a short online survey to gather feedback from members of the public who have emailed, phoned or met its regional field advisors or Wellin...

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Mike Barnett

Looking to the future

01/04/2014 9:57am

How can the New Zealand Walking Access Commission improve the way it engages with the public? In this column, Board Member Mike Barnett shares his thoughts on the way forward. The Commission...

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Enhanced Access Fund opening in April

05/03/2014 12:27pm

The New Zealand Walking Access Commission will again seek applications from a contestable fund for groups undertaking projects to enhance access to our country’s great outdoors.The Commissio...

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2013 Both Sides of the Fence Top Outdoor Spot competition graphic for web

Only two weeks left to enter and win

28/02/2014 5:07pm

There are only two weeks left for students to send in photos and descriptions of their favourite outdoor places as part of the New Zealand Walking Access Commission’s 2014 Top Outdoor Spot c...

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New Barnicoat signage for web

Nelson Tasman trail receives sign makeover

23/01/2014 12:14pm

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 pre...

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Outdoor Access Code for web

Enjoy the outdoors responsibly these holidays

17/12/2013 8:48am

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 Walkin...

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Kohekohe Loop Track for web

New trails finished in time for Christmas

02/12/2013 8:54am

Outdoorspeople in Wellington and Canterbury will have even more opportunity to enjoy the outdoors these holidays thanks to the completion of two new loop trails that received funding from th...

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Kiwi kids asked to share top outdoor spots

02/12/2013 8:50am

Kiwi school children will be asked to snap photos and share creative descriptions of their favourite outdoor places as part of a school-based competition run by the New Zealand Walking Acces...

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Getting it right: access and Maori land

02/12/2013 8:46am

In this article, New Zealand Walking Access Commission Board Member Peter Brown provides some useful advice for people seeking access over Maori land. Asking permission before accessing pri...

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News from the field - December 2013

02/12/2013 8:38am

‘News from the field’ provides a roundup of public access topics being worked on by the New Zealand Walking Access Commission’s regional field advisors. This month, we hear from Geoff H...

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Fish and Game maps for web

New maps help anglers and hunters find ‘spot X'

02/12/2013 8:33am

Fish & Game New Zealand has worked with the Commission to revamp the maps on its website, providing anglers and hunters with invaluable access information. The Commission’s Walking Access Ma...

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Outdoor Access Code for web

Follow the Kiwi way these holidays

02/12/2013 8:26am

It's that time of year when most New Zealanders look forward to a few well deserved weeks off with friends and family. Many will spend at least a little bit of time in the outdoors; tramping...

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Award winners for web

Awards celebrate NZ's public access champions

02/12/2013 8:00am

Four of New Zealand’s public access champions were celebrated recently at the inaugural New Zealand Walking Access Commission Awards in Wellington. The awards, presented during a ceremony ...

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Annual Report 2012-2013 released

11/10/2013 12:01pm

The New Zealand Walking Access Commission’s Annual Report for 2012-2013 is now available. This report documents the Commission’s performance for the year and its progress towards the objecti...

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NZWAC reaches five year milestone

03/10/2013 8:53am

The New Zealand Walking Access Commission has this week celebrated the fifth anniversary of its establishment under the Walking Access Act 2008. Chairman John Forbes said the Walking Access ...

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Lochiel Station for website

Enhancing access through negotiation

01/08/2013 11:01am

New Zealanders are lucky to have a heritage of access to the outdoors. Not only do we have a historic network of public reserve land alongside some of our best rivers and much of the coast, ...

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