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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.

Latest News
Pauanui Tairua trail for web
05/09/2014 1:38pm
Coromandel’s Hikuai District Trust has been awarded an $8,000 grant from the New Zealand Walking Access Commission to assist development a walking and cycling trail between Pauanui and Tai...
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05/09/2014 1:30pm
Northland’s Waipu Lions Club has been awarded an $8,000 grant from the New Zealand Walking Access Commission to support its work extending the Waipu Beach to Langs Cove Coastal Walkway. Th...
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07/08/2014 12:42pm
A South Island riding instructor’s drive to develop safe access to a Golden Bay beach has resulted in the creation of a new publicly accessible track across her family farm. The track, whi...
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