News: February 2016
Below is a list of the latest news from the Walking Access Commission Ara Hikoi Aotearoa. If you have a media or communications query contact Stephen Day, our Communications Manager | Kaiwhakahaere Whakapā on 04 815 8517 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Access to Waipara Vineyard Trail protected for the future
The Waipara Vineyard Trail — Mountford Estate walkway was gazetted last week. This provides enduring access over part of the popular Waipara Vineyard Trail.
More funding support for trail facilities and Matariki
If you know any trails that share a mīharo view of the sky and Matariki but are just missing facilities — now is the time to encourage applications.
Walking access easements will secure epic Coronet Loop
The loop is part of a network of Mahu Whenua covenant tracks in Wakatipu that the Commission has been helping create legal access on for over a decade.
GIS system update
We have a planned outage to our mapping systems today (22 February) from 9am - 9pm.
Don’t go missing, go hiking
The outdoors can be dangerous. There can be anything from steep cliffs to weather changes to a surprise leg cramp. It's important to be prepared for anything.
Alan Eskrick - connecting bikers to Nelson nature
Alan helped form the MTB Trails Trust, which focused on building trails around St Arnaud.
Open data portal shares outdoor access data
GIS analyst Julian Hitchman hopes that, by sharing public access datasets, the Walking Access Commission can help people improve public access in New Zealand.
Plan for success in the outdoors
Download the app, Plan My Walk, from your preferred app store, or check it out online at www.planmywalk.nz.
Walking Te Araroa alone
If you're new to long distance-hiking or have some questions around safety and walking alone - we've compiled some frequently asked questions to help.