Don Cameron and Ric Cullinane

Chair’s message

This is the first annual report I have had the privilege of signing as chair of the Walking Access Commission board.

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Ric Cullinane outdoors

Chief executive’s report

This year has been a tricky one for us, as it has been for everyone. But the Commission has responded well, often exceeding my expectations given the circumstances.

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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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Rangitoto Island Jetty

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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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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Pouakai Circuit

Statement of service performance

Managed access is available where and when it will add most value to communities, people know how to find access, and people responsibly access the outdoors.

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Pupu Springs

Independent Auditor’s Report

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

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Statement of financial performance

Statement of comprehensive revenue and expense, statement of changes in equity, statement of financial position and statement of cash flows.


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