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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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19/12/2014 11:55am
New Zealanders are encouraged to ‘follow the Kiwi way’ over the holidays by showing respect for neighbouring landholders when accessing the country’s beaches, forests, rivers and mou...
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11/12/2014 12:42pm
The Tasman District Council has today been recognised with a national award for its work improving public access to Tasman’s rivers, lakes, mountains and coast. New Zealand Walking Access ...
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03/12/2014 12:51pm
The memory of one of New Zealand’s modern farming leaders has been honoured today with the establishment of the John H Aspinall Scholarship to support study into public access to the outdo...
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