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.
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...
By John Forbes, NZWAC Board Chairman
The proposal by Switzerland-based music producer Mutt Lange to create New Zealand’s largest ever land covenant has been making headlines this week.
A new track has been built to provide access to Grovetown Lagoon, north of Blenheim, opening up the area’s history, culture and birdlife to those keen to explore a fascinating slice of New...