About Us

About Us

The New Zealand Walking Access Commission provides leadership on walking access issues and administers a national strategy on walking access, including walkways. It also undertakes mapping of walking access, provides information to the public, oversees a code of responsible conduct, assists with dispute resolution and negotiates new walking access.

The Commission has a small team in Wellington and a network of regional field advisors.

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News

Access to our natural heritage celebrated

Access to our natural heritage celebrated

08 Mar 2017
Six of New Zealand’s champions of public access were recognised on Tuesday for their achievements in enhancing public access and offering new opportunities for New Zealanders to experience our great outdoors.The six were presented with awards at a parliamentary ceremony hosted by Associate Minister for Primary Industries Louise Upston.The awards are an annual event organised by the New Zealand Walking Access Commission, and Commission chief executive Eric Pyle said the award winners’ efforts were representative of a growing grassroots movement developing trails and facilitating public access across our country.“Thousands of New Zealanders have taken part in activities over the past year to help improve public access to our outdoors,” Mr Pyle said.

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