Barbara Stuart returns to the NZWAC board

Nelson farmer and outdoor-access supporter Barbara Stuart has been appointed to the Board of the New Zealand Walking Access Commission.

The appointment heralds Mrs Stuart's second tenure on the board, where she previously served from 2008 to 2011.

New Zealand Walking Access Commission chairman John Forbes said Mrs Stuart had long been a champion of walking access and her return was very welcome.

“Barbara shares our values and our commitment to improving outdoor access for New Zealanders. She and her husband Ian have achieved a great deal over the past few decades, through building strong relationships within and outside their community,â€