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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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29/04/2015 12:26pm
A stunning lakeside vista, an impressive painting of New Zealand’s tallest mountain and a well written account of a classic New Zealand family holiday have taken top honours in the 2015 ...
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01/04/2015 5:49pm
A new walking trail is available for walkers to enjoy on Northland’s Bream Bay coast, thanks to an $8,000 grant from the New Zealand Walking Access Commission’s Enhanced Access Fund. The...
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01/04/2015 5:47pm
A photo of an iconic New Zealand river, a drawing of an idyllic Kiwi beach, and a poem about a family trip to the farm – just some of the entries in the running to win prizes in the Top Ou...
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