News: April 2016
Below is a list of our latest kawepūrongo . If you have a media or communications query, contact Stephen Day, our Communications Manager | Kaiwhakahaere Whakapā on 04 815 8517 or email@example.com
Economist Benje Patterson: bike tourism in plantation forests
Each year thousands of people explore our outdoors on bike. The average bike tourist spends 3 or 4 days on their holiday. And many of them explore our plantation forests.
Improved GPS accuracy for Pocket Maps users
A state-of-the-art satellite positioning system based in Southland means most people using PocketMaps can be much more certain of their location.
A vision for rebuilding trails and outdoor access
As storm frequency and intensity increases, Herenga ā Nuku Aotearoa, the Outdoor Access Commission, envisions a way to build back better.
Don’t sacrifice public access to private property walls
Public access to the water should not be squeezed out by private landowners barricading their property from rising waters.
Horse access to Kennedy’s Bush Track
Horse riders now have access along Kennedy’s Bush Track, thanks to some compelling advocacy by public access campaigner Peter Hurst.
Outdoor agencies join efforts to improve walkers’ experience
Two national outdoor recreation organisations have joined forces to offer walkers and hikers a quality planning and preparation experience using Plan My Walk.
Walkway easements clear path for Kawatiri Coastal Trail
Buller is celebrating the Kawatiri Coastal Trail reaching its halfway mark. The Charleston — Westport Coastal Trail Trust opened the first 22km of the trail
Cyclone Gabrielle: possible track damage
Take care in the wake of Cyclone Gabrielle. Do not put pressure on our emergency services by walking on tracks that are closed.
New Mahia walkway celebrates the return of fish to awa
"We have retired over 150ha and planted over 250,000 trees. We have received international awards. But until we built the walkway, we could not share it with anybody."