What is a road?

Apr 21, 2011 A question that is going to impact widely on 4x4 use of public lands 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

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

CORANZ overview on Foreshore and Seabed legislation / Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Bill

Oct 04, 2010 Hugh Barr of CORANZ, a group of recreation organisations that the NZFWDA is a member of, has summarised some of the risks to recreation and New Zealanders in general. Read more

West Coast CMS published by DOC

Jul 27, 2010 This is the 2010-2020 document that will guide decision making by the Department of Conservation on the West Coast. Read more

Video from round 4 of the NZ 4x4 Trial Competition series

Mar 28, 2011 Blink Video captured the action at round 4 of the NZ 4x4 Trial Competition series, held by the South Waikato 4x4 Club Read more

Rethink on access to Rangitaiki conservation area (SF70)

Jan 03, 2011 Access is being reviewed according to a report in the Taupo Times Dec 31 2010 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

Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Bill

Oct 11, 2010 Public submissions are being invited on this bill. The closing date for submissions is Friday, 19 November 2010. Read more

Speak now, or forever lose your beach!

Sep 29, 2010 Key changes to the foreshore and seabed legislation, a paper by Murial Newman Read more

Walking Access Commission 'Outdoor Access Code'

Jul 05, 2010 A useful document that references vehicle use etc. Read more

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