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
Access to Waipara Vineyard Trail protected for the future
The Waipara Vineyard Trail — Mountford Estate walkway was gazetted last week. This provides enduring access over part of the popular Waipara Vineyard Trail.
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.
More funding support for trail facilities and Matariki
If you know any trails that share a mīharo view of the sky and Matariki but are just missing facilities — now is the time to encourage applications.
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.
Walking access easements will secure epic Coronet Loop
The loop is part of a network of Mahu Whenua covenant tracks in Wakatipu that the Commission has been helping create legal access on for over a decade.
Alan Eskrick - connecting bikers to Nelson nature
Alan helped form the MTB Trails Trust, which focused on building trails around St Arnaud.
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.
North Waikato trail upgrade makes Te Araroa safer
Waka Kotahi has upgraded 6 kilometres of trail between Mercer, and Hampton Downs, with a gravel path and sections of boardwalk.