2018 Board at Paradise Glenorchy

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).  

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Ric Cullinane outdoors

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.

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Aramoana Heywood

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.

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Upper Hutt Gemstone Drive Reserve

Functions and Principles

The Commission’s functions are provided for in section 10 of the Walking Access Act 2008.

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Our Strategic Framework

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

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Achieving our outcomes

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

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Port Waikato

Franklin North-Waikato link their communities

Outcome: Managed access adds value to communities

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hunters heading to St Winifreds stream

New rights and responsibilities brochure to hundreds of anglers and hunters

Outcome: People access the outdoors responsibly

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Mahu Whenua Coronet Loop Track

Mahu Whenua trail network delights tourists and locals

Outcome: Managed access adds value to communities

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Paekakariki Escarpment Track

Find My Adventure adds over 100 Greater Wellington tracks.

Outcome: People know how to find access

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Takapu Road Belmont

Review of Walking Access Act refreshes our role and purpose

Outcome: People know how to find access

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Peho Tamiana

Podcast series shares voices of people who care about tracks and trails

Outcome: People access the outdoors responsibly

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Blenheim Police Wither Hills Sgt Mike Porter

Blenheim police turn to Commission for advice on access disputes

Outcome: People access the outdoors responsibly

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Manukapua

Te Uri o Hau and Manukapua

Outcome: Managed access adds value to communities

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Mangawhai

Pūhoi to Pākiri

Outcome: Managed access adds value to communities

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RFAs Feb 2019

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).

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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.

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Expenditure against appropriation

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

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Blue Spur Bush Walk

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.

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Independent Auditor’s Report

The Auditor General is the auditor of New Zealand Walking Access Commission (the Commission).

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