Herenga ā Nuku provides tautoko to groups that create public access to the outdoors, and build or maintain tracks and trails. Below is some of the support we can offer. For more advice or support contact your regional field advisor.
National network of track building groups
Herenga ā Nuku facilitates a nationwide network of track-building groups and trusts. The network meets via video conferencing 4 times per year.
Policies and procedures
Resources, templates and policies to help tracks and trails groups with governance, health and safety, risk management, finances, employment, volunteers and charitable status.
Working with DOC
DOC can provide help and advice on how to develop your trail in a way that supports our environment and protects nature.
Enhanced Access Grants
The Commission administers a contestable fund to support projects that enhance access to the outdoors. This fund is known as the Enhanced Access Fund.
Outdoor Access Champion Awards
The Outdoor Access Champion awards recognise those who have made significant and lasting contributions to public access to the outdoors in New Zealand.
Protecting archaeological heritage
The Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act makes it unlawful for any person to modify or destroy any part of an archaeological site without prior authority.
Naming tracks with care
It is important when your trail building group names a new track that it accounts for the history, geography and culture of the area.