Regional Trail Strategy Development
Herenga ā Nuku works closely with local government, iwi partners and community stakeholders to support the development of long-term tracks and trails strategies.
This work supports goals to grow connectivity and well-being at local community levels in ways that successfully extend access, recreation, and targeted tourism opportunities at a regional scale.
Our work in Regional Trail Strategy Development includes:
- South Island High Country Project (2018)
- Taranaki Trails Strategy Project (2018)
- Pūhoi to Pākiri Matakana Project (2019)
- Connecting Franklin-North Waikato Project (2020)
- Tairāwhiti project (2021)
Herenga ā Nuku Regional Trail Strategy Development projects use the following staged process:
Phase 1: Scoping Study
- Identifying key issues and opportunities
- Bringing partners, champions and stakeholders into the project
- Identifying relevant regional and national policies and frameworks
- Inventory and audit of current regional trails and related facilities
Phase 2: Strategy Development
- Involves working closely with all involved and uses a co-design development process
- Investigating key values and the local context
- Determining the overarching kaupapa, purpose and narrative
- Setting the strategy, including its alignment with other policies and frameworks
Phase 3: Trail Project Development Phase
- Breaks down strategy into ‘bite-sized’ projects
- Determining the specific tracks and trails projects including phases, champions and priorities
- Determining capacity-building requirements
Phase 4: Strategy implementation
- Supporting relevant agencies to implement the strategy
- Providing materials to include in relevant long-term community planning processes
- Setting a first stage 3 year implementation plan
As well as helping structure the trail strategy development process, Herenga ā Nuku can also facilitate hosting 1- and 2-day workshops that engage interested groups in the key steps and methods used to develop a successful regional trail strategy.
Contact Stephen Day for further information
South Island High Country Project
Our South Island High Country Project looked at what’s working, what’s not, where the gaps are and what people’s dreams are for public access in 50 years’ time.
The Taranaki strategy outlines a network of pathways, biodiversity trails, tourist trails, cycle trails, coastal trails, river crossings and historic trails.
Promoting access: Pūhoi to Pākiri
The Commission has developed a partnership with Auckland Council to develop plans for public access in the Rodney local board area.
Connecting Franklin-North Waikato Project
This project aims to integrate community aspirations and plans to connect fast-growing towns in the area north and south of the Waikato River.