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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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2013 Both Sides of the Fence Top Outdoor Spot competition graphic for web
29/01/2015 11:19am
Kiwi school children are being encouraged to snap photos, draw pictures and share creative descriptions of their favourite outdoor places in the 2015 Top Outdoor Spot competition. The comp...
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28/01/2015 3:07pm
Groups working on projects to improve access to the New Zealand outdoors still have a month left to apply for funding through the Enhanced Access Fund’s fourth and final 2014-2015 funding ...
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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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