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April 2016

 
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Community group transforming public access in Clevedon

Josephine Elworthy has a vision: to develop an extensive network of trails around Clevedon for horse riders, walkers and cyclists. She also has the drive and determination to make it happen. Over the past year, she has helped bring landowners, users, local board members and park officials together to negotiate public access around Clevedon. Her efforts, and those of others in the community, are beginning to pay off.

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Virtual adventures teach Kiwi kids about access and safety in the outdoors

Young New Zealanders will have the opportunity to explore three new virtual adventures on the popular Both Sides of the Fence website, thanks to a collaboration between the New Zealand Walking Access Commission and the Mountain Safety Council.

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Wairere Traverse opens thanks to community effort

Walkers now have access to a stunning new 11km track over Maungatautari mountain, in the heart of the Waikato.

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Initial impressions: public access in NZ

In this column new NZWAC chief executive Eric Pyle shares his first impressions of the state of access in New Zealand, including some of the challenges and opportunities we face.

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View from the top: partnering for the greater good

It’s often said that many hands make light work. New Zealand Walking Access Commission chairman John Forbes discusses the benefits of partnership, and the Commission’s priorities for the coming year.

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Provide your feedback and be in to win

Have you used the online Walking Access Mapping System (WAMS) or contacted the New Zealand Walking Access Commission for information about access to the outdoors? If so, the Commission is seeking your feedback via two short online surveys.

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Dozens farewell Mark and Maggie

The New Zealand Walking Access Commission farewelled retiring chief executive Mark Neeson and outgoing board member Maggie Bayfield at a function in Wellington on 17 February.

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Access stalwarts honoured with access champion awards

Te Araroa Trust founder Geoff Chapple and advisor Hunter Donaldson recently received Walking Access Champion Awards for their outstanding contributions to walking access.

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News from the field – April 2016

‘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 month, we hear from John Gibbs (Taupo and Bay of Plenty) and Inger Perkins (West Coast).

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