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
One less car, many more bikes
We’re only a small team of 24 people, but we’re committed to active and public transport. All our Wellington staff walk, ride or use public transport for their commute.
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.
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.
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.
Off-road paths will make safer school journeys
The Walking Access Commission advocates for more off-road pathways for people to get between their homes and key amenities like schools, places of work and shops.
Landowners are not responsible for health and safety of outdoor recreationalists
In this podcast Sam Newton discusses how landowners are not responsible for the health and safety of outdoor recreationists - and why this is good news.
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)