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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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School children to nominate their Top Outdoor Spot

School children to nominate their Top Outdoor Spot

31 Jan 2018
School children across New Zealand are photographing, drawing and describing their favourite places as part of a national competition celebrating enjoyment of the great outdoors.The Top Outdoor Spot competition began today on the Walking Access Commission’s Both Sides of the Fence education website.The website provides resources for teachers to use with their students to promote responsible behaviour in the outdoors."It’s always great to see the wonderful drawings, photos and poems that students write about their favourite outdoor spots," said Eric Pyle, Chief Executive of the Walking Access Commission."New Zealand is lucky to have so many beautiful places we can go, from beaches to rivers, from mountains to forests, and seeing them through children’s eyes brings a new sense of wonder.

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