News: December 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jan Finlayson is an Outdoor Access Champion
She’s the force behind Federated Mountain Club’s Same as SH1 campaign, and her outdoor access advocacy spans over a decade.
We're changing our name
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.
Celia Wade-Brown the outdoor adventurer
Celia Wade-Brown is best known as the former mayor of Wellington. But she is also an adventurer, walking Te Araroa, cycling then Tour Aotearoa and kayaking around parts of NZ.
Luke Alexander's new lease on life
Cape Foulwind local, Luke faces challenges that have forced him to rely on neighbours, family and friends to get around. But all that has changed with an e-Bike.
Little feet walk length of New Zealand
Seven-year-old Victoria has been walking Te Araroa with her mum, dad and siblings, Alexander (10) and Erin (5 months) since December 2021.
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.
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.