News: February 2017
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
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Trails aren’t just for walkers, they’re for all of us – and so is Herenga ā Nuku Aotearoa.
Banks Peninsula trail blazer recognised with award
Walkers and cyclists can enjoy more of Banks Peninsula, thanks in great part to Suky Thompson’s leadership.
Maps take award-winning Kiwi across the world
Two young New Zealand mapmakers will receive a global award for developing new mapping applications that help people access the outdoors.
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.
One less car, many more bikes
We’re only a small team of 24 people, but we’re committed to active and public transport. All our Wellington staff walk, ride or use public transport for their commute.
GIS system update
We have a planned outage to our mapping systems today (22 February) from 9am - 9pm.
Outdoor access needs women
The Commission is proud to recognise the wāhine that have made a significant impact in accessing the outdoors in New Zealand.