News: May 2023
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
The interventions that improve walkability in rural towns
We could reimagine rural towns in New Zealand to centre the pedestrian and transform them into ‘15-minute’ neighbourhoods, where everything people need is within easy walking distance.
Improved maps bring Kopurererua Stream into view
Herenga ā Nuku is adding 20-50 esplanade strips to its maps every month as it improves the quality of data it provides to outdoor recreationists.
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.
Nelson trail-maker's award celebrates lifetime contribution to outdoor access
Cyclists and trampers in the Nelson region have better access to the outdoors thanks to Bill Gilbertson’s generosity of spirit and lifetime of hard work.
Belmont trail builder brings people together
Hutt Valley’s Jamie Stewart is a passionate, creative and hands-on access activist, and worthy recipient of an Outdoor Access Champion award.
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.
4 ways to get more from the roar with public access maps
Hunters, get more from your missions. Check out these simple ways to use Herenga ā Nuku online maps and the Pocket Maps app to get more from the roar this year.
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.