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 using our GIS maps, creating new access, private land and what to do when there is a dispute.

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Unformed Legal Roads

Published Feb 20, 2018, 9:32 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 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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Are river beds public land?

Published Jul 10, 2018, 12:17 PM

Riverbeds can be a useful form of access where water margin access is not available or not practicably usable.

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Resolving disputes over access

Published Sep 5, 2018, 1:12 PM

The New Zealand Walking Access Commission can help facilitate resolutions when there is a dispute between two or more parties over access to the outdoors.

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