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Walking Access Commission appoints new Chief Executive

Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 12:53 pm | Walking Access Commission

The Walking Access Commission, the Government’s expert agency on public access to the outdoors, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ric Cullinane as its new Chief Executive. More >>

Walking Access Commission helps Charleston step again

Monday, 27 August 2018, 11:13 am | Walking Access Commission

A $17,000 grant from the Walking Access Commission is helping to return Charleston to prominence, perhaps for the first time since 1867 when it nearly became New Zealand’s capital. More >>

Applications sought to help public access to the outdoors

Friday, 24 August 2018, 3:28 pm | Walking Access Commission

The Walking Access Commission is making $100,000 available to projects that enhance public access to the outdoors. More >>

$10,000 helps secure safe trail for Tasman cyclists

Monday, 20 August 2018, 12:34 pm | Walking Access Commission

Source: New Zealand Walking Access Commission -- The New Zealand Walking Access Commission has made a $10,000 grant to the Nelson Cycle Trails Trust towards the cost of securing access on the Belgrove to Spooners Tunnel section of the Great Taste ... More >>

$11,000 grant to help build Pauanui-Tairua Trail

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 9:39 am | Walking Access Commission

The Hikuai District Trust has won an $11,000 grant to help complete stage two of the 25-kilometre Pauanui-Tairua Cycle and Walkway. More >>

School children to nominate their Top Outdoor Spot

Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 12:02 pm | Walking Access Commission

School children across New Zealand are photographing, drawing and describing their favourite places as part of a national competition celebrating enjoyment of the great outdoors. More >>

Nominations open for champions of public access to outdoors

Monday, 9 October 2017, 5:10 pm | Walking Access Commission

The Walking Access Commission is calling for nominations of people and groups who are champions of public access to the outdoors. Nominations are open until 17 November 2017, and the winners will be decided by the Commission’s Board. More >>

Minister visits ambitious Kerikeri walkway project

Friday, 3 February 2017, 3:48 pm | Walking Access Commission

A new trail that will provide access to a hidden waterfall near Kerikeri received a Ministerial visit this afternoon when the New Zealand Walking Access Commission hosted Associate Minister for Primary Industries Louise Upston for a guided walk. More >>

Funding boost for outdoor access

Wednesday, 1 February 2017, 12:04 pm | Walking Access Commission

The New Zealand Walking Access Commission is making $54,000 available to projects that enhance public access to the outdoors through the current funding round of its Enhanced Access Fund. The fund was created to support projects that help secure certain ... More >>

Competition encourages students to celebrate NZ outdoors

Monday, 30 January 2017, 11:46 am | Walking Access Commission

A national competition celebrating enjoyment of New Zealand’s great outdoors begining today, with Kiwi primary and intermediate school children encouraged to photograph, draw and describe their favourite outdoor places. More >>

This summer, follow the Kiwi way

Monday, 19 December 2016, 12:00 pm | Walking Access Commission

New Zealanders and international visitors should strive to ‘follow the Kiwi way’ as they head into the great outdoors this summer. New Zealand Walking Access Commission chief executive Eric Pyle said the number of people accessing the New Zealand outdoors ... More >>

Whareroa Farm receives funding for signage

Friday, 16 December 2016, 11:25 am | Walking Access Commission

The Whareroa Guardians Community Trust has been granted $2,140 to assist with the design and installation of signs to mark public access on a new Kapiti Coast track. More >>

Iconic Roaring Meg Pack Track re-opened to walkers

Tuesday, 13 December 2016, 12:47 pm | Walking Access Commission

A farming family that allowed people to access the Queenstown Lakes region’s iconic Roaring Meg Pack Track up until the end of last year has announced it is today re-opening public access to the track in time for the summer holidays. More >>

Outdoors champion appointed to NZ Walking Access board

Tuesday, 20 September 2016, 1:51 pm | Walking Access Commission

Respected outdoors advocate Robin McNeill has been appointed to the board of the New Zealand Walking Access Commission More >>

Nominations invited for outdoor access awards

Wednesday, 3 August 2016, 12:59 pm | Walking Access Commission

It’s that time of year again, when a nationwide search begins for individuals and organisations that have made a significant contribution to outdoor access in New Zealand. Top achievers will be recognised with a Walking Access Champion Award. More >>

Funding available for improving public access to outdoors

Friday, 22 July 2016, 1:40 pm | Walking Access Commission

Groups undertaking projects to enhance access to the outdoors should consider applying for funding through the New Zealand Walking Access Commission’s Enhanced Access Fund. More >>

New Walking Access Mapping System now live

Thursday, 7 July 2016, 12:02 pm | Walking Access Commission

The New Zealand Walking Access Commission has launched an improved version of its free nationwide Walking Access Mapping System to make it even easier for people to identify public access in the outdoors. More >>

Virtual adventures teach Kiwi kids about access and safety

Tuesday, 5 April 2016, 1:52 pm | Walking Access Commission

Young New Zealanders will have the opportunity to explore three new virtual adventures on the popular Both Sides of the Fence website, thanks to a collaboration between the New Zealand Walking Access Commission and the New Zealand Mountain Safety Council. More >>

Access stalwarts honoured with Walking Access Awards

Wednesday, 17 February 2016, 4:45 pm | Walking Access Commission

Te Araroa Trust founder Geoff Chapple and advisor Hunter Donaldson were celebrated today for their outstanding contributions to walking access. The Walking Access Champion Awards recognise those who have made significant contributions to public access to ... More >>

Love of the outdoors lands Inger Perkins walking access role

Wednesday, 17 February 2016, 10:00 am | Walking Access Commission

A lifelong love of the outdoors and a passion for the natural environment made Inger Perkins jump at the chance to work for the New Zealand Walking Access Commission as a regional field advisor with responsibility for the West Coast. “The Commission ... More >>

 

 

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