Navigation for Insight

Wide stone bank with curving river and bush clad bank on far side

Hutt River near the Rimutaka Ranges Photo: RNZ / Philippa Tolley

After the ructions when legislation was suggested a decade ago that would have given greater freedom to roam, the subsequent  introduction of a Walking Commission has settled a heated environment.

But as Philippa Tolley has been finding out, those who are passionate about outdoor recreations are now flagging new fears  about threats to future access.