News: May 2020
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
GIS system update
We have a planned outage to our mapping systems today (22 February) from 9am - 9pm.
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.
Open data portal shares outdoor access data
GIS analyst Julian Hitchman hopes that, by sharing public access datasets, the Walking Access Commission can help people improve public access in New Zealand.
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.
Walking Te Araroa alone
If you're new to long distance-hiking or have some questions around safety and walking alone - we've compiled some frequently asked questions to help.
Map help is here
A helpful guide for users to familiarise themselves with our maps. Check out more information on our maps, layout, navigation, tools, login and GIS data.
Improvements to our website and Find My Adventure
We have introduced some great new features that make finding information on our website even easier.
Vector basemaps will mean faster mapping
The Walking Access Commission's mapping partner Eagle Technologies is improving LocalMaps, the program our online mapping system runs on.
COVID-19 and the outdoors
What does COVID-19 mean for the NZ Walking Access Commission, and for public access to the outdoors? We share advice from a range of experts.