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
Celia Wade-Brown the outdoor adventurer
Celia Wade-Brown is best known as the former mayor of Wellington. But she is also an adventurer, walking Te Araroa, cycling then Tour Aotearoa and kayaking around parts of NZ.
Luke Alexander's new lease on life
Cape Foulwind local, Luke faces challenges that have forced him to rely on neighbours, family and friends to get around. But all that has changed with an e-Bike.
Little feet walk length of New Zealand
Seven-year-old Victoria has been walking Te Araroa with her mum, dad and siblings, Alexander (10) and Erin (5 months) since December 2021.
GIS system update
We have a planned outage to our mapping systems today (22 February) from 9am - 9pm.
Alan Eskrick - connecting bikers to Nelson nature
Alan helped form the MTB Trails Trust, which focused on building trails around St Arnaud.
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.
Donations help repair Link Pathway from storm damage
The Link Pathway Trust has received over 70 donations reaching almost $10,000 since the storm that damaged Te Ara Tuhono/The Link Pathway back in July.
Locked gates over unformed legal roads
“The law is clear that landowners cannot put lock gates over unformed legal roads”, says Walking Access Commission chief executive Ric Cullinane.
How to save our Kauri trees
Kauri trees can live over 2000 years, grow over 50 metres tall and have trunk girths as big as 16 metres, but these giants are being jeopardised by Kauri dieback.