Knowledge Base

We have information about accessing the outdoors responsibly - including roads and walkways, rivers and lakes, and private land. We also have information on the using our GIS maps, creating new access, private land and what to do when there is a dispute.

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Asking Nicely YouTube

Asking nicely

Published Jun 21, 2018, 12:02:44 PM

Find out why you should always ask permission before wandering onto private land – and the right and wrong ways to go about it.

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Being responsible with fire in the outdoors

Published Aug 17, 2018, 2:56:01 PM

Fires are easy to start, but hard and costly to put out. So it is critical that people take simple precautions to avoid endangering life and property.

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Unformed Legal Roads

Published Feb 20, 2018, 9:32:12 PM

People are often unsure about the legal status of unformed legal roads, colloquially known as paper roads.

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The Country and Outdoor Recreation Calendar

Published Feb 20, 2018, 9:33:57 PM

A downloadable calendar showing common farming, fishing and hunting seasons. The calendar has been jointly created by the Commission, Fish & Game and Federated Farmers.

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The Outdoor Access Code

Published Jul 10, 2018, 10:14:25 AM

The Outdoor Access Code is a Commission publication, which sets out the rights and responsibilities of recreational users and landholders.

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