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Access projects receive Walking Access funding
The New Zealand Walking Access Commission has awarded more than $60,000 in funding to organisations across the country working to enhance recreational access in the outdoors.
The funding was made available through the Commission's contestable Enhanced Access Fund. The fund supports collaborative projects that enhance enduring access in New Zealand's great outdoors for current and future generations.
Commission Chief Executive Mark Neeson said nine organisations had been awarded funding in the 2013 round. Successful applicants come from across New Zealand, from Maungatapere in Northland to Signal Hill in Dunedin.
â€œWe received requests for assistance to fund projects worth a total of nearly half a million dollars, so it's not an easy decision. The level of enthusiasm and determination to improve access into the outdoors is impressive and it's always a challenge for our panel to make its selections.â€