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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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29/10/2014 9:38am
The New Zealand Walking Access Commission’s Annual Report 2013-2014 is now available online. This report documents the Commission’s performance for the year and its progress towards the ...
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03/10/2014 1:03pm
Whitebaiters, anglers and other people in the upper South Island can now enjoy a stretch of the Riwaka River near Tasman Bay after an agreement was reached to open up the area to access on f...
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03/10/2014 11:01am
The New Zealand Walking Access Commission is now accepting applications for the third round of its 2014-2015 Enhanced Access Fund programme. The fund supports projects that provide free, cer...
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