News: December 2019

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.

E bike Waka Kotahi

E-bikes, push bikes or vehicles?

May 18, 2021, 3:32 PM

The rising popularity of e-bikes, e-scooters and other micromobility devices is creating challenges for people planning transport around New Zealand. 

King Country Hunt Trekking Club

To Aria and back, on a horse

Feb 4, 2021, 2:40 PM

Kaye Nelson has been horse trekking for three decades. “I don’t know whether any person who is attached to horses would really be able to say exactly why," says Kaye.

Lake Wanaka

A week in Wānaka

Feb 27, 2020, 10:19 AM

The Commission's Stephen Day spent three days in Wānaka with LEARNZ teachers as they took students on a virtual field trip to explore the outdoors. Here’s his photo diary.

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