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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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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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Hurunui Walkway for website

New walkways in the works

01/08/2013 10:59am

Keen walkers will soon be able to enjoy two new walkways providing access to scenic outdoor spots in the Marlborough Sounds and Canterbury. The walkways, to be known as the Waitaria Bay Walk...

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The art of dispute resolution

01/08/2013 10:50am

In this article, New Zealand Walking Access Commission Board Member Penny Mudford discusses dispute resolution as it related to the Commission's work. The Commission has about 60 access dis...

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News from the field - August 2013

01/08/2013 10:44am

‘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 John Gard...

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Mataura Walkway opening for website

Helping hand for outdoor access projects

01/08/2013 10:37am

Work has begun on nine access-enhancing projects awarded funding through the 2013 round of the Enhanced Access Fund. Funding of $63,464 was awarded in this year’s funding round to support co...

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2013 WAMS clustering image

What's new on WAMS?

03/07/2013 11:08am

Walking Access Mapping System users will see some major changes to the www.wams.org.nz website, including an upgrade to the map interface and a new-look landing page. The interface upgrade i...

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Public land information data feed available

27/06/2013 11:14am

Mapping information showing the locations of publicly accessible land across New Zealand has been released for use by researchers, central and local Government staff and website and app deve...

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Access projects receive Walking Access funding

28/05/2013 2:00pm

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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Discover New Zealand's gazetted Walkways

02/05/2013 4:32pm

Keen outdoorspeople can now track down information about some of New Zealand’s top walkways on the New Zealand Walking Access Commission’s website. A new section has been created on the webs...

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Mapping system continues to impress

09/04/2013 9:12am

The New Zealand Walking Access Commission would like to thank all those who provided feedback through its Walking Access Mapping System 2013 user survey. The survey was conducted by the Comm...

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Glenorchy Lagoon walkway extension for website

Healthy demand for outdoor access funding

02/04/2013 11:45am

More than 30 organisations have submitted applications for a slice of $138,000 in funding available through this year’s round of the Enhanced Access Fund. The contestable fund is available t...

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Molesworth Station for website

Commission considers Molesworth Station access

02/04/2013 11:41am

Public access on Molesworth Station, in the upper-South Island, was among the topics considered at a Nelson/Marlborough Conservation Board hearing last month. Access to much the 180,787-hect...

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Thanks to all comms survey respondents

02/04/2013 11:40am

The New Zealand Walking Access Commission would like to say a big “thank you” to all those who took the time to complete the communications survey provided with the December newsletter. Your...

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News from the field - April 2013

02/04/2013 11:24am

‘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. In each Accessing New Zealand newslet...

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Dealing with obstructions on legal roads

02/04/2013 10:47am

In this column, New Zealand Walking Access Commission Board Member Brian Stephenson provides advice about obstructions on unformed legal roads. Of all the access disputes dealt with by the C...

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