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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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19/06/2015 10:38am
Ange van der Laan’s new role as regional field advisor for the New Zealand Walking Access Commission is a long way from the film sets of Xena Warrior Princess in Auckland where she once work...
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02/06/2015 11:01am
Farmers creating public access across their land can build awareness of what they do, strengthen relationships with the community and even boost farming productivity. That’s according to Ali...
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02/06/2015 11:00am
Three projects designed to improve access to the outdoors have received support from the latest round of the New Zealand Walking Access Commission’s Enhanced Access Fund. The funding, awarde...
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