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Submission on the Management of Crown Pastoral Land
pdf (215 KB) | Published April 2019
Submission to LINZ. This document submits that improving public access for recreation on Crown pastoral land should be an important outcome of the review.
Walkway Easement Instrument (Jan 2019)
pdf (116 KB) | Published January 2019
Our standard easement form that meets our requirements for walkway easements. The form is designed to be consistent with the statutory conditions that apply to easements.
Health and safety responsibilities of farmers to recreational visitors - Frequently Asked Questions
pdf (203 KB) | Published August 2016
Does the new Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 significantly change the obligations farmers have to ensure the safety of recreational visitors to their land?
Walkways - Frequently Asked Questions
pdf (96 KB) | Published July 2016
This FAQ focuses specifically on walkways that have been formally established and gazetted under the Walking Access Act 2008 or New Zealand Walkways Act 1990.
Access along rivers, lakes and the coast - Frequently Asked Questions
pdf (46 KB) | Published July 2016
This FAQ answers common questions about access to water margins and riverbeds. It also describes the effects of erosion and accretion on public access.
Roadways over Māori Land - Frequently Asked Questions
pdf (34 KB) | Published July 2016
Roadways over Māori land provide access over Māori land to other Māori land, or sometimes to general or Crown land.
Walking access and Māori land - Frequently Asked Questions
pdf (38 KB) | Published July 2016
Generally, unalienated Maori land does not have public access provisions. It is governed under the Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993.
Resolving disputes over access - Frequently Asked Questions
pdf (54 KB) | Published July 2016
The Commission’s staff and regional field advisors are available to provide independent and impartial advice on public access and to help resolve access disputes.
The Walking Access Mapping System - Frequently Asked Questions
pdf (44 KB) | Published July 2016
The Walking Access Mapping System is an online system that uses geographic information system (GIS) technology to display publicly accessible land.
Access for landholders - Frequently Asked Questions
pdf (41 KB) | Published July 2016
The Outdoor Access Code is a Walking Access Commission publication that sets out the rights and responsibilities of recreational users and landholders.