News: July 2018
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
$5,000 grant to build signs on Manawa Karioi tracks
Island Bay’s Manawa Karioi ecological restoration project has won a $5000 grant to erect signs and put in track markers to help people walk local trails.
Training men to open up trails into Te Urewera
The Commission's kaumātua, Korotau Tamiana, describes his early work training men to create trails into the previously inaccessible Te Urewera. (Podcast 4 mins)
It has been a great couple of years
I have thoroughly enjoyed my two and a half years in this role. It is with a sad heart that I return to the energy sector, to work in the solar/battery area.
How complete is the public access data shown on WAMS?
How much public access is there in New Zealand? How much can the Commission’s Walking Access Mapping System (WAMS) display?
$11,000 grant to help build Pauanui-Tairua Trail
The Hikuai District Trust has won an $11,000 grant to help complete stage two of the 25-kilometre Pauanui-Tairua Cycle and Walkway.
What’s hot in the Greater Wellington Region: coffee!
Wellingtonian’s need our coffee - so we’ve just told the Greater Wellington council we want mobile cafes during the weekends at some of Wellington’s signature walks.
Two new staff join Commission
Two new staff have joined the Commission in Wellington. Danica Torres is the Commission’s GIS Analyst and Stephen Day is the Communications Advisor.
Top outdoor spot competition
Students from around New Zealand submitted photos, drawings and descriptions of their favourite outdoor places to be in with a chance to win great prizes.