[30 November 2018/NZ Herald]

The Ministry for Primary Industries has begun a review of the Walking Access Act 2008 to assess whether it still provides the access needed to New Zealand’s land, bush, mountains, rivers, coasts, and areas of cultural significance. MPI will meet with stakeholders in December 2018 to do some early scoping, and consult with the public in April/May 2019 to get their views on how the Act could be improved. The review will be led by MPI, along with a panel of three experienced people, chaired by Dr Hugh Logan, who will provide guidance. MPI expect the review of the Act will completed by September 2019.