Policies and procedures

These pages below provide resources, templates and policies to help track and trail building groups with governance, health and safety, risk management, finances, employment, volunteers, and managing charitable status. You can freely use these resources and templates to support your local trail building group.

The Auckland Council supported the development of these resources for the Matakana Coast Trails Trust. They kindly share their templates to help other tracks and trails groups with their own planning and management. 

We recommend that you adapt these documents to suit your individual situation. If you have any feedback regarding the resources provided or if you would like to see anything added, please let us know. 

Disclaimer: We have compiled these template documents and forms to assist groups. We have prepared the information in good faith. We recommend you check relevant government sites for current legislation and compliance and seek professional legal and financial advice where applicable.  

Blue Pool Haast Pass

General compliance for all organisations

Information, policies and templates for good governance, health and safety, risk management and finances.

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Belmont Dress Circle

Organisations that employ staff

Information, policies and templates for recruiting and inducting staff, general human resources, performance management and exiting staff.

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Avalon Park Smiling Windmills

Organisations who use volunteers

Information, policies and templates for volunteers including referee checks, application forms, a code of practice and exit interview form.

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Auckland Botanic Gardens

Organisations that are registered charities

Information, policies and templates for charities managing their finances and performance, recording conflicts of interest and protecting against fraud.

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Aurora Australis Southern Lights Winton Southland

Other useful websites

No endorsement of the sites listed below should be assumed or is implied.

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