Pūrongo-ā-Tau | Annual Report 2021-2022
Our full Annual Report is available as a PDF at the link below. This includes all the audited information on our performance measures and financial statements. Please get in touch with us if you would like a print-quality version.
Individual stories about some of our work and achievements during the year are also listed below as individual articles.
Te pūrongo a te tiamana | Chair’s message
The Board has been set and accepted a tono to connect people to the land and its history through public access.
Te pūrongo a te tumuaki | Chief executive’s report
One of our proudest moments was learning that Herenga ā Nuku was receiving a global award for developing new mapping applications that help people access the outdoors
It can take years to resolve some disputes
Herenga ā Nuku opened 17 access dispute cases during the year. Two-thirds of the access dispute cases involved access issues over unformed legal roads.
100s of new cases, as we support access from mountain to sea
In the last year our operations team has been involved in many cases. These include establishing a walking access easement overlooking Oneroa Bay
Funding supports Kawatiri Coastal Trail
In 2018 and 2021 Herenga ā Nuku supported the Charleston Westport Coastal Trail Trust with Enhanced Access Grants.
One less car, many more bikes
The Commission opened 23 access dispute cases during the last financial year. We opened 25 dispute cases the year prior.
Advocating for access on stewardship land
We believe that public interest in access—no matter how small or remote—outweighs any case for permanent loss of that access.
Online hui bring together track and trail advocates
The most recent meeting had 46 people attending, and our database of trail-building groups has grown to over 100.
Workshops on riparian planting and access
For the last two years Herenga ā Nuku has collaborated with NZ Landcare Trust to run workshops on riparian planting and public access.
11 new tracks added to Mahu Whenua network
For over a decade, Herenga ā Nuku has worked to establish public access to a large area of high country owned by Robert Lange of Soho Property Limited.
Coronet Loop a result of epic collaboration
Starting in Arrowtown, the 50-km backcountry trail offers spectacular views across the Wakatipu Basin and passes interesting relics of the 1860s goldmining era.
Iwi leaders meet to discuss outdoor access legislation
In August 2021 Herenga ā Nuku got a rare opportunity to talk with and hear from attendees at the Iwi Chairs’ Forum.
Pocket Maps lets people explore offline
In August 2021, we launched Pocket Maps, a smartphone app that allows people to take our comprehensive maps with them just about anywhere, offline and free.
Outdoor agencies collaborate to enhance track information
In June 2022 we signed a memorandum of understanding to contribute to the new Plan My Walk app developed by the NZ Mountain Safety Council.
Easements secure access to Te Ahu Pātiki
Te Ara Pātaka, the 35-km route previously known as the Summit Walkway, crosses Te Ahu Pātiki which is a significant link in a web of tracks connecting to communities in the valleys below.