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WAC

June 2014

 
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Scenic trail developed with Enhanced Access Fund support

A scenic walking and horse riding trail has been developed on Kapiti Coast’s Whareroa Farm Reserve, north of Wellington, enhancing recreational opportunities in the area and providing a link from Queen Elizabeth Park to tracks in the Akatarawa Forest. The Whareroa Guardians Community Trust received $2,862 from the Commission’s Enhanced Access Fund to help develop the new 1.4km trail, dubbed the East Ridge Track.

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Wanted: nominations for the 2014 Walking Access Awards

Calling all champions of the countryside, or people who know others who are. Nominations are being called for the New Zealand Walking Access Commission’s 2014 Walking Access Awards.

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  Walking Access Commission Award  
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Mapping out the next four years

Sir Winston Churchill once said: “however beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results”. In this column, Chairman John Forbes discusses the Commission's objectives for the next four years.

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  John Forbes  
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Access outcomes showcased

Access outcomes from across New Zealand are now publicly available on a new “Case Notes” section of the Commission’s website. The new section showcases work the Commission is involved in and the positive outcomes that can be achieved through a  collaborative approach.

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  Case Notes section  
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Changes afoot on Both Sides of the Fence

A new-look home page, improved image gallery and more comprehensive teaching materials are among major upgrades being introduced on the Commission’s Both Sides of the Fence education website this month.

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News from the field

‘News from the field’ provides a roundup of public access topics being worked on by the Commission’s regional field advisors. This month, we hear from John Gibbs (Bay of Plenty and Waikato) and Chris Tonkin (Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast and Kaikoura).

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  Tairua Estuary  
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Thanks to all WAMS and Corporate Responsiveness Survey respondents

The Commission would like to thank everyone who provided feedback on its recent Walking Access Mapping System and Corporate Responsiveness Surveys.
More than 270 people completed the surveys, providing a wealth of valuable information that will help the Commission improve the way it operates in future.

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  Regional Field Advisors