News: October 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
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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.
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.
Don’t go missing, go hiking
The outdoors can be dangerous. There can be anything from steep cliffs to weather changes to a surprise leg cramp. It's important to be prepared for anything.
Te Araroa turns ten
New Zealand’s walk of a lifetime turns 10 this week. And for its birthday it wants to lead more people into the wild.
More to explore in Kerikeri
More public access in Kerikeri means Te Tahawai Stream Track can lead all the way to Waianiwaniwa (Rainbow Falls).
Plan for success in the outdoors
Download the app, Plan My Walk, from your preferred app store, or check it out online at www.planmywalk.nz.
Te Araroa walkers get creative to complete journey
Jenny and Gerard Wells are among 600 people who have registered to walk Te Araroa Trail this summer. Thousands more will complete small sections throughout the season.