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New Topographic Basemap For Pocket Maps

Tuesday, 28 May 2024, 4:31 pm | Outdoor Access Commission

Herenga ā Nuku Aotearoa is thrilled to announce the launch of the new topographic basemap for Pocket Maps. This cutting-edge basemap allows outdoor recreationists out in the field, away from phone reception, to combine our public access information ... More >>

Whangawehi Catchment Management Group Wins Award For Te Aratia Walkway

Tuesday, 7 May 2024, 10:46 am | Outdoor Access Commission

Outdoor Access Champion Awards are presented each year by Herenga ā Nuku Aotearoa, the Outdoor Access Commission, to people who have made significant and lasting contributions to public access to the outdoors in New Zealand. More >>

Climbing Trust Wins Award For Restoring Access To Crags

Wednesday, 3 April 2024, 9:53 am | Outdoor Access Commission

The Aotearoa Climbing Access Trust (ACAT) has won an Outdoor Access Champion Award for advocating public access to climbing areas. ACAT, led by its general manager, Edwin Sheppard, is working to improve access to rock climbing and bouldering areas. ... More >>

Manawatū Magazine Publisher Wins Award For Promoting Walking

Monday, 11 March 2024, 3:43 pm | Outdoor Access Commission

Frank Goldingham Frank Goldingham will receive an Outdoor Access Champion Award on 22 March . The award recognises his work as the owner, publisher, and editor of Walking New Zealand Magazine, which he started in 1996. Each year, Herenga ā Nuku ... More >>

Two New Board Members Appointed To Herenga Ā Nuku Aotearoa

Friday, 15 September 2023, 11:13 am | Outdoor Access Commission

Herenga ā Nuku Aotearoa, the Outdoor Access Commission is pleased to announce two new members to its governing Board have been appointed by Minister Jo Luxton. The new Board members are Hugh Logan and Darren Rewi (Kai Tahu, Ngāti Kahungunu, Rongomaiwahine ... More >>

3000 Hectares Of Outdoor Access Added To Maps

Friday, 8 September 2023, 9:59 am | Outdoor Access Commission

Herenga ā Nuku Aotearoa, the Outdoor Access Commission has added more than 1400 reserves of publicly accessible land to its maps this week. The combined area of the reserves, 3000 hectares, is twice the size of Blenheim. Herenga ā Nuku’s tumuaki ... More >>

Nelson Trail-maker’s Award Celebrates Lifetime Contribution To Outdoor Access

Monday, 27 March 2023, 11:47 am | Outdoor Access Commission

Cyclists and trampers in the Nelson region have better access to the outdoors thanks to Bill Gilbertson’s generosity of spirit and lifetime of hard work. His inspirational contributions to Nelson’s Great Taste Trail and access improvements to the Abel ... More >>

Don’t Sacrifice Public Access To Private Property Walls

Wednesday, 8 March 2023, 9:32 am | Outdoor Access Commission

Herenga ā Nuku Aotearoa, the Outdoor Access Commission, says public access to the water should not be squeezed out by private landowners barricading their property from rising waters. These recent terrible storms have caused many landholders near ... More >>

Outdoor Agencies Join Efforts To Improve Walkers’ Experience

Tuesday, 7 March 2023, 10:28 am | Outdoor Access Commission

Herenga ā Nuku Aotearoa, the Outdoor Access Commission, recently partnered with NZ Mountain Safety Council’s (MSC) Plan My Walk app . In recent years, both organisations have developed their own digital information platforms, each offering different benefits ... More >>

New Mahia Walkway Celebrates The Return Of Fish To Awa

Sunday, 4 December 2022, 6:35 pm | Outdoor Access Commission

The Te Aratia Walkway straddles the Mahia Peninsula, linking its eastern and western sides. Some locals call it the Mahia Coast-to-Coast. This week it celebrates over a decade of work the community has put into building it with an opening ceremony ... More >>

Northland Farmer’s Goodwill Returns Walking Access - Kai Iwi Lakes To Ripiro Beach

Tuesday, 22 November 2022, 9:54 am | Outdoor Access Commission

Last year, holidaymakers and locals were shocked to learn the Department of Conservation (DOC) had closed the 2.3-km track linking popular Kai Iwi Lakes with the wild, northern end of Ripiro Beach. Consequently, walkers in the area also lost access to a scenic ... More >>

A Decade To Get Pīwauwau, Rock Wren, Into The Top Ten - Bird Of The Year

Friday, 28 October 2022, 3:28 pm | Outdoor Access Commission

In 2012, Lauren Schaer noticed that pīwauwau, rock wren, weren’t on the candidate list for Bird of the Year. She wrote to Forest & Bird and became a campaign manager. Ten years later she’s picked up the reigns again, this time as part of ... More >>

Josephine Elworthy Receives Outdoor Access Champion Award For Clevedon Trails

Tuesday, 25 October 2022, 10:36 am | Outdoor Access Commission

With her Clevedon Trails Steering Group colleagues, Josephine Elworthy has worked toward a trails network in Clevedon for over a decade. Her achievements have earned her an Outdoor Access Champion award from Herenga ā Nuku Aotearoa, the Outdoor Access ... More >>

Pīwauwau Blames Breakfast TV For Endangered Status

Saturday, 22 October 2022, 1:52 pm | Outdoor Access Commission

Pīwauwau | rock wren is the early leader in the annual Bird of the Year election. Early voting shows the little rock wren is ahead of all other birds, including traditional favourites and previous winners like the kea. Pīwauwau entered the race as a rank ... More >>

Coromandel Hero Wins Outdoor Access Champion Award

Monday, 10 October 2022, 8:41 am | Outdoor Access Commission

Ally Davey can turn her hand to just about anything to get things done, and she inspires others to do the same. Her incredible achievements have earned her an Outdoor Access Champion award from Herenga ā Nuku Aotearoa, the Outdoor Access Commission, ... More >>




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