14 Jun 2021

Call for next Great Walk to be more accessible

From Morning Report, 8:28 am on 14 June 2021

A chief executive left tetraplegic after a mountain bike crash wants New Zealand's next Great Walk to be wheelchair friendly.

Andrew Leslie, the head of Recreation Aotearoa, learned to walk again after his spine was crushed in a serious mountain bike crash in Wellington last year.

He now wants to use his influence to make sure the country's public walking tracks are accessible to people of all levels of mobility.

Leslie spoke to Susie Ferguson.