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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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01/04/2014 10:26am
Groups undertaking projects to enhance access to New Zealand’s outdoors are invited to apply for funding through the Enhanced Access Fund 2014. A new funding approach for 2014-15 will see ...
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01/04/2014 10:20am
Outdoor enthusiasts who have used the Walking Access Mapping System in the past six months are being asked to share their thoughts for the chance to win one of five $100 petrol vouchers. The...
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01/04/2014 10:16am
The New Zealand Walking Access Commission is running a short online survey to gather feedback from members of the public who have emailed, phoned or met its regional field advisors or Wellin...
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