Walking tracks review
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has begun a review of the Walking Access Act 2008. MPI will be assessing the act and whether it still provides the access needed to New Zealand’s outdoors — land, bush, mountains, rivers, coasts and areas of cultural significance.
Under the act, a review must be undertaken after 10 years and whether it is fit for the future and what improvements are needed. MPI director of environment & communities Charlotte Denny says New Zealanders love to get outdoors and want to have access to a range of places to walk, bike, hunt, swim, surf and boat, whether in town, in rural areas or further afield.
“As part of the review, we’ll be meeting with a number of stakeholders in December 2018 do some early scoping of what the issues are, and consult with the public in April/May 2019 to get their views on these issues.”