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Walking over private land to get to public land

There is no general right of public access across private land. If there is any doubt about access and there are no signs indicating access, you should seek permission from the landholder first.

Farmers may have valid reasons to deny access across their land. So you should accept refusals with good grace. If you have doubts, you should check with the local authority or contact Herenga ā Nuku.