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WAC
WAC

December 2012

 
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  Hamish Bartlett, 3, is the first across the bridge.  
 

Fund helps create new access opportunities

Over the past three years, the Enhanced Access Fund has helped organisations and community groups across New Zealand to improve access to some of our most desirable outdoor locations.

Administered by the New Zealand Walking Access Commission, the fund has assisted groups undertaking projects that will obtain or create new access, address existing access problems or support community access needs (see story below about priority and funding changes for the 2013 funding round).

Fifty-three projects have been awarded funding since the first funding round in 2010, and just in time for summer, six more of these projects have been completed.

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Access fund invites applications for 2013

Applications are invited for the 2013 round of the Enhanced Access Fund. The contestable fund supports projects across New Zealand that will enhance access to the great outdoors.

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Download The Country and Outdoor Recreation Calendar

A free quick-reference calendar displaying common New Zealand farming, fishing and hunting seasons is now available for download from the New Zealand Walking Access Commission’s website.

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Roads should stand the test of time

New Zealand Walking Access Commission Chief Executive Mark Neeson writes about the enduring nature of roads and some important considerations for councils when making decisions about roads they administer.

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News from the field

‘News from the field’ provides a roundup of public access topics being worked on by the New Zealand Walking Access Commission’s regional field advisors. This issue, we hear from John Gibbs (Western Bay of Plenty and Waikato) and Geoff Holgate (Canterbury).

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Hundreds enjoy Both Sides of the Fence website

Children at primary and intermediate schools across New Zealand can now learn about responsible behaviour in the outdoors on the new Both Sides of the Fence education website (www.bothsidesofthefence.org.nz).

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Bay of Plenty tracks available on WAMS

The Western Bay of Plenty District Council is the latest organisation to make outdoor points of interest available for public view on the Walking Access Mapping System (www.wams.org.nz).

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Communications Survey 2012: have your say!

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