- Unformed Legal Roads
- Types of legal public access
- Overseas Investment Act
- Walking on Crown-owned land
- Cyclists and mountain bikers
- Resolving disputes over access
- The Country and Outdoor Recreation Calendar
- Walking over private land to get to public land
- Can a landholder stop me using an unformed legal road?
- Forms of legal access across private land
- Motor vehicle on walking tracks
- Types of walkways
- Bikes, dogs and horses on walkways
- Greenways, property developers and the use of incentives
- What a wellbeing framework means for access to the outdoors
- Landholders can refuse the right to walk over land
- Downloadable GPX files make accessing hidden spots easier
- Shared pathways
- The Outdoor Access Code
- Asking nicely
- Carrying a gun
- Horse riding responsibly
- Mountain biking responsibly
- Caring for the environment
- Being responsible with fire in the outdoors
- Four-wheel driving responsibly
- Kauri dieback, myrtle rust and more
- Mycoplasma Bovis - information for people crossing farms
- Health and safety
- Māori land
- Funding and awards
- Rivers, lakes and coast
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Marginal strips are strips of land adjoining the coast, lakes larger than eight hectares in area, and rivers greater than three metres in width. Marginal strips are administered by the Department of Conservation (DOC).
Since 1990, marginal strips have been created under Part 4A of the Conservation Act 1987 and are deemed to be created automatically on disposal of Crown land. They always adjoin the relevant water margin; that is, they move with any movement in the water margin. Many of those created between April 1990 and June 2007 have not been surveyed, so their existence may need to be investigated. Generally, Land Information NZ (LINZ) data does not show these marginal strips, so they will not appear in the Herenga ā Nuku mapping system.
Marginal strips created after July 2007 have been surveyed and will appear in the mapping system.
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