News: May 2019
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 email@example.com
Reviewing the Walking Access Act: giving your feedback on public access to the outdoors
In this podcast Asher Wilson-Goldman talks about what the Walking Access Act is, how it promotes public access and what people might want from it in the future.
Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch - attend a public meeting on the review of our legislation
In June, MPI are holding public meetings in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch for you to have your say on the future of the Walking Access Act.
Waiheke trail builder wins Outdoor Access Champion Award
Waiheke Island’s Gary Wilton will receive an Outdoor Access Champion Award for his work creating Waiheke’s comprehensive network of walking and biking tracks.
Have your say on the future of public access to the outdoors
New Zealanders with an interest in the outdoors are being invited to have their say on legislation that helps them access nature throughout the country.
Mokihinui-Lyell Backcountry Trust wins Outdoor Access Champion Award
The Old Ghost Road is the work of over 400 volunteers who collectively donated 26,500 hours of work to build the trail. It is one of New Zealand’s Great Rides.
Julian Hitchman explains using geospatial data to create maps
Podcast: Julian Hitchman is one of the Commission's GIS Analysts. He talks about how we use geospatial data to create the maps we use.
Soon: Have your say on the future of the Commission
Soon public consultation on the review of the Walking Access Act 2008 will begin. This is an opportunity for you to have your say on the Walking Access Commission.
Farewell to two members of our Board
The terms of Board members, Peter Brown and Robin McNeill, have expired. Their departure from the Board will be keenly felt amongst the remaining Board members.
MSC’s Southern Hemisphere Alpine Conference
The Mountain Safety Council is hosting its biennial Southern Hemisphere Alpine Conference (SHAC) next month. And it is talking about avalanches.