Chair’s message

I want to thank everyone who took time to give feedback on the review of our governing legislation the Walking Access Act 2008 (the Act).  

Chief Executive’s report

As we come to the end of the financial year, I’ve been reflecting on the experience of participating in the review of the Walking Access Act 2008.

Purpose, Governance, Board and Staff

The Commission’s purpose is to lead and support the negotiation, establishment, maintenance and improvement of walking access and types of access that may be associated with walking access.

Our Strategic Framework

Our purpose is to provide New Zealanders with free, certain, enduring and practical walking access to the outdoors.

Achieving our outcomes

The Commission is proud to help increase tourism value, better connected communities and improvements in public health across New Zealand.

People, culture and capability

The Commission is committed to being a good employer (as defined in section 118 of the Crown Entities Act 2004) and actively promotes the principles of equal employment opportunities (EEO).

Statement of responsibility

The Board is responsible for the preparation of the New Zealand Walking Access Commission’s financial statements and statement of performance, and for the judgments made in them.

Expenditure against appropriation

The Commission is primarily funded through Vote Primary Industries and Food Safety – Non-Departmental Appropriation – Support for Walking Access.

Assessment of performance

MPI rates the Commission’s performance for the measure Percentage of Commission deliverables identified in the annual letter of expectation is achieved at 100 per cent for the year.