News: October 2019

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Walking Te Araroa alone

Jul 19, 2021, 9:01 AM

If you're new to long distance-hiking or have some questions around safety and walking alone - we've compiled some frequently asked questions to help.

Mahanga Beach

Locked gates over unformed legal roads

Jun 24, 2021, 4:03 PM

“The law is clear that landowners cannot put lock gates over unformed legal roads”, says Walking Access Commission chief executive Ric Cullinane.

Kauri tree

How to save our Kauri trees

Jun 22, 2021, 11:21 AM

Kauri trees can live over 2000 years, grow over 50 metres tall and have trunk girths as big as 16 metres, but these giants are being jeopardised by Kauri dieback.

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Where to welcome Matariki

Jun 17, 2021, 10:32 AM

In June and July, Matariki reappears to welcome a new year on the Māori lunar calendar. Traditionally, this is a time to reflect, remember and renew.

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Access to New Zealand lakes

May 18, 2021, 4:31 PM

Recent research from Lakes380 has identified that 53% of lakes in New Zealand are considered difficult or legally impractical to access. 

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