News: January 2022

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Vacancy: GIS Analyst

Jan 26, 2022, 4:22 PM

The Walking Access Commission Ara Hīkoi Aotearoa is looking for an intermediate to experienced geospatial analyst to join our friendly team.

Suky media release

Outdoor access needs women

Jan 25, 2022, 4:17 PM

The Commission is proud to recognise the wāhine that have made a significant impact in accessing the outdoors in New Zealand.


50,000km of roads you can’t see

Jan 19, 2022, 4:24 PM

There are over 50,000km of unformed legal roads in New Zealand. That’s over 25 times the length of State Highway 1 from Cape Reinga to Bluff.

Invercargill Estuary

Walking is modest

Jan 7, 2022, 2:31 PM

Walking is not just a slow way of getting from A to Z. It is about experiencing all the other letters in between.

Hokitika Gorge Walk

Access to Rivers

Jan 7, 2022, 9:00 AM

Riverbanks and riverbeds are often thought to be entirely publicly accessible and a term is frequently used as part of this expectation - the Queen’s Chain.

Opunake Walkway cow in paddock

Greeting the summer visitors

Jan 6, 2022, 9:04 AM

Summer can be a busy time for farm managers. Among the pressures they face are more people who may want permission to cross their land.

Dont go missing article

Don’t go missing, go hiking

Dec 17, 2021, 10:38 AM

The outdoors can be dangerous. There can be anything from steep cliffs to weather changes to a surprise leg cramp. It's important to be prepared for anything.

Suky Thompson Mt Herbert

The women that champion outdoor access

Dec 10, 2021, 9:27 AM

“These awards are a great symbol of the community support we have in New Zealand and the important contributions these women have made to public access”, says chief executive Ric Cullinane.

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