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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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05/08/2015 8:56am
Do New Zealanders care about access to the outdoors? Do we regularly get out and about in the outdoors for recreation? The answer to both is a resounding yes, according to the findings of th...
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05/08/2015 8:53am
Groups undertaking projects to enhance access to the outdoors are encouraged to apply for funding through the New Zealand Walking Access Commission’s Enhanced Access Fund. A total of $63,000...
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05/08/2015 8:49am
People and organisations that have improved New Zealanders access to the outdoors may be eligible for an award in this year’s Walking Access Awards. Nominations for the awards, which are run...
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