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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Alan Eskrick - connecting bikers to Nelson nature
Alan helped form the MTB Trails Trust, which focused on building trails around St Arnaud.
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.
Kawatiri Coastal trail makes its way west
Kawatiri Coastal Trail builders are working their way south from Carters Beach to Cape Fowlwind and Tauranga Bay.
Take a walk down memory lane back to WWII. We’ve collated a list of must do views for your ANZAC Day hīkoi.
Enhanced access grant supports Bikepacking Aotearoa book
Bikepacking Aotearoa will help you get away from busy main roads. Take to the gravel backroads, cycle trails, and back-country tracks to really get away from it all.
Carters Beach café prepares for trail tourists
Thomas and Barbara Stuart own Donaldo’s café which sits on Carters Beach, beside Pūwaha, the first section of the Kawatiri Coastal Trail. Thomas says the trail is outstanding.