News: February 2017
Below is a list of the latest kawepūrongo 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 email@example.com
Get outdoors on World Car-Free Day
We asked our regional field advisors to share their favourite walking and cycling trails – but only those that can be reached without a car.
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.
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.
North Waikato trail upgrade makes Te Araroa safer
Waka Kotahi has upgraded 6 kilometres of trail between Mercer, and Hampton Downs, with a gravel path and sections of boardwalk.