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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 >>

Avid tramper seeks new challenge in walking access role

Tuesday, 16 February 2016, 4:12 pm | Walking Access Commission

A ‘great belief’ in outdoor access, born from a childhood spent tramping up mountains with his father and three brothers, prompted Chris Ward to apply for the Wellington regional field advisor role for the New Zealand Walking Access Commission. ... More >>

New walking access champion for top of the south

Tuesday, 16 February 2016, 4:11 pm | Walking Access Commission

Newly appointed New Zealand Walking Access Commission regional field officer, Penny Wardle, is a firm believer in the power of individuals to make a difference. It’s a quality the Blenheim woman expects to see in action in the community as she takes ... More >>

Neil Cooper, Stratford District Council receive awards

Thursday, 10 December 2015, 4:50 pm | Walking Access Commission

Stratford District Council and employee Neil Cooper have received Walking Access Awards for their significant contributions to improving walking access across a network of picturesque tracks and pathways in the Taranaki region. More >>

NZWAC recognises Hilton Ward for championing access

Tuesday, 8 December 2015, 3:24 pm | Walking Access Commission

Whangarei District Council staff member Hilton Ward has been recognised by the New Zealand Walking Access Commission for his contribution towards improving land access for people in the Whangarei region. More >>

NZWAC recognises Sport Bay of Plenty for walking initiatives

Tuesday, 8 December 2015, 3:12 pm | Walking Access Commission

Sport Bay of Plenty has been recognised by the New Zealand Walking Access Commission for its outstanding Virtually on Track and City on its Feet programmes. More >>

Lynne Alexander receives Walking Access Award

Monday, 30 November 2015, 11:25 am | Walking Access Commission

Akaroa resident Lynne Alexander has received a Walking Access Award for her significant contribution towards developing some of the area’s finest walks and making them accessible to thousands of people. More >>

Southland’s Ann Irving to receive Walking Access Award

Friday, 13 November 2015, 1:17 pm | Walking Access Commission

Southland resident Ann Irving is to receive a national Walking Access Award in recognition of her efforts towards obtaining public access to one of the few remaining flax wetlands in Southland. More >>



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