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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Roadways over Māori land

Published Sep 5, 2018, 12:44 PM

Want to find out about roadways over Māori land? Like more information about how they are created, who is responsible for them and the differences for public access?

Grays River

Access along rivers, lakes and the coast

Published Sep 5, 2018, 1:23 PM

What is the Queen’s Chain and what happens when erosion, accretion or water movement affect public access? What are the access rights relating to the foreshore?

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