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Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch - attend a public meeting on the review of our legislation

This information is posted on behalf of the Ministry for Primary Industries, who are conducting a review of the Walking Access Act 2008, the piece of legislation which governs the work of the NZ Walking Access Commission Ara Hīkoi Aotearoa.

Public meetings on the review of the Walking Access Act

As many of you are likely aware, the Ministry for Primary Industries is reviewing the Walking Access Act 2008.

MPI wants to hear from you and people in your networks interested in access to the outdoors, so we get the best possible results from the review.  The Act is about increasing free access to tracks, trails and other areas for all sorts of recreation associated with walking - biking, horse riding, four wheel driving, access by Māori to sites of significance, surfing, hunting and fishing. Tracks, trails or areas can be in, close to or far from towns and cities.

One way that you or people in your networks can contribute feedback to this review is by attending one of the three public meetings.  Anyone is welcome to attend these meetings to find out more about the review, ask questions and share their views.  Feedback will be captured and analysed along with the written feedback MPI receives.

Wellington: 17 June, 6-8pm, MPI, Charles Ferguson Building, 34-38 Bowen St.

Auckland: 18 June, 6-8pm, Grand Mercure Auckland, 8 Customs St East.

Christchurch: 19 June, 6-8pm, Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square, 52 Cathedral Square

If you are going to attend a meeting please RSVP at least one week in advance (if possible) to walkingaccessreview@mpi.govt.nz

Please include the attendee’s name and best contact email address.

MPI will also be holding a small number of hui, which will have a focus on issues of particular interest to Māori.  MPI will confirm dates and venues for the hui soon, and then contact relevant stakeholders about these.  When the hui details are available MPI will also post them up on their webpage.

Please note that the public feedback period will close on 2 July 2019.

Attend a public meeting in Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch and have your say

Page last updated: May 29, 2019, 3:33 PM