Governors Bay
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Policies and procedures

These pages below provide resources, templates and policies to help track and trail building groups with governance, health and safety, risk management, finances, employment, volunteers, and managing charitable status. You can freely use these resources and templates to support your local trail-building group.

The Auckland Council supported the development of these resources for the Matakana Coast Trails Trust. They kindly share their templates to help other tracks and trails groups with their planning and management. 

We recommend that you adapt these documents to suit your situation. Please let us know if you have any feedback regarding the resources provided or if you would like to see anything added please let us know. 

Disclaimer: We have compiled these template documents and forms to assist groups. We have prepared the information in good faith. We recommend you check relevant government sites for current legislation and compliance and seek professional legal and financial advice where applicable.