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Conservation board nominations for 2016 are now open.

Nov 23, 2015 Nominations are invited for positions on the 14 conservation boards for the next term beginning 1 July 2016. There are 44 public vacancies for 2016. Read more

Tenure Review outcome for Poplars Station in the Lewis Pass

Dec 22, 2014 Unformed legal roads (ULR) formally identified as part of the tenure review. Read more

UFWDA online magazine Sept edition

Sep 23, 2014 The NZFWDA are members of United Four Wheel Drive Associations Inc., who publish a free quarterly online magazine. 4x4 activities and land access problems, they're much the same worldwide, enjoy reading about them! Read more

Award winner aims at 4WD traction

Jun 18, 2014 Wanganui Chronicle recognises the NZFWDA Outstanding Young Person of the Year Read more

A serious unformed legal roads (ULR) issue.

Feb 22, 2011 There is a Bill in Parliament concerning a serious unformed legal roads (ULR) issue. There are several aspects of the Bill which give concern. A specific bylaw making power to address vehicular use of unformed legal roads has been included in the Land Transport (Road Safety and Other Matters) Amendment Bill (213-2) (14 December 2010) before Parliament as at January 2011 Read more

New North Island Conservancy

Dec 07, 2010 Tongariro Whanganui Taranaki (TWT) Conservancy, which is an amalgamation of the former Tongariro Taupo and Whanganui Conservancies. Read more

4WD weekends coming up in Clarence Reserve

Oct 22, 2010 Four-wheel drive enthusiasts in coming months will once again have the opportunity to take a weekend trip through the spectacular landscape of the Clarence Reserve area of Ka Whata Tu O Rakihouia Conservation Park near Kaikoura. Read more

LVVTA newsletter

May 30, 2015 This edition includes a reference to the planned LVVTA workshop about 'lifting' of 4x4's. Read more

Community conservation groups

Jun 20, 2014 Kaitaia 4WD club are helping to restore the Tauroa middens. Middens are the remains of ancient rubbish dumps that give us a glimpse into how people lived in the past. Read more

Walking Access Commission mapping system available

Dec 23, 2010 The Walking Access Commission (WAC) have finished their first stage of testing of their mapping system Read more

Trail Torque monthly email newsletter

Nov 23, 2010 NZFWDA archive the monthly email newsletter Trail Torque Read more

Coastal & Marine Access - David Round (Canterbury Law lecturer)

Oct 18, 2010 The Attorney-General and Minister of Treaty Settlements, Mr Christopher Finlayson, has said on various occasions that it is ‘clear’ that public access will be allowed as of right, and free of charge, over any foreshore and seabed to which Maori might be granted ‘customary marine title’ under the bill. Now this is simply not the case, and if Mr Finlayson thinks that it is the case, then he is either dishonest or not as good a lawyer as he thinks he is. Read more


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