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Recreational access to our lakes, beaches, rivers and mountains is an important part of what it is to be a New Zealander. The New Zealand Walking Access Commission is the Crown entity that works to enhance free, certain, enduring, and practical walking access to the outdoors for New Zealanders and overseas visitors. The Commission has a team in Wellington and a network of regional field advisors. The Commission's legislation is the Walking Access Act 2008.

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2015 WAMS survey photo
31/03/2015 9:22pm
Have you used the online Walking Access Mapping System (WAMS) in the six months? If so, the Commission is seeking your feedback on our short online WAMS User Survey. This survey asks members...
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04/02/2015 2:49pm
The application deadline for the first annual J H Aspinall Scholarship closes later this month. The $5,000 scholarship supports research into public access and New Zealand’s farming herita...
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04/02/2015 2:48pm
Waitangi Day is a truly New Zealand holiday. It celebrates our heritage and provides a perfect opportunity to enjoy some of the stunning outdoors our country has to offer. Between Waitangi D...
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