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4WD Associations
4WD Associations and 4WD Special Interest Groups whom are fighting for continued 4WD access to legal public roads and DoC land throughout New Zealand. All well worth your support!





New Zealand's Four Wheel Drive Association

NZ 4WD Asociation Visit the NZFWDA's web-site, which will give you a useful insight into the association, what they are trying to do and provide some useful links to associated organisations.
The NZFWDA is the national four wheel drive body in New Zealand, established in 1974 and representing the voices of over 2300 members, their clubs and the United 4WD supporters.

Our purpose is to further and improve, 4WD activities in NZ.

The Association:
Values the highest safety standard during all 4WD activities
Endorses respect and care for the environment
Acknowledges the value and contribution of its members
Values and respects other land users
Encourages non-discrimination

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 www.nzfwda.org.nz

 

4x4 Challenges NZ Inc 4x4 Challenges NZ Inc. is recognised as the sanctioning body for winch challenges by the New Zealand Four Wheel Drive Association (NZFWDA). The aim of 4x4 Challenges is to promote the growth and development of winch challenge throughout New Zealand which includes facilitating events and maintaining the rules and standards.

The strength of 4x4 Challenges is the accumulated knowledge and experience in co-ordinating and managing winch challenge competitions.

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The Paper Road Society of New Zealand

Paper Road Society Dedicated to Promoting the Great Outdoors!

Owning a four wheel drive vehicle is an integral part of your life. It allows you to discover a whole new outdoor world that the average person will never see. It provides adventure and brings you closer to nature. Members of United Four Wheel Drive Associations share your goals and desires. We know the unparalleled beauty of watching the afternoon sun dip behind a remote mountain top, or waking up to the sound of a fast running stream.

That's why one goal of the United Four Wheel Drive Associations is to bring together four wheel drive owners, like yourself, to share these stimulating experiences through organized events, like camping trips and weekend rallies. The United Four Wheel Drive Associations also acts as your voice to keep 4x4 roads and trails open so that we can continue enjoying four wheeling in the great outdoors. Through our united efforts, the opinions and beliefs of four wheel enthusiasts are heard by land management agencies and by our elected officials.

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Public Access New Zealand Inc

Public Access New Zealand (PANZ) was formed in 1992 to counter a major shift towards privatisation of public lands and waters, with consequent loss of public recreational rights.
"We are committed to resist private predation of the public estate".


PANZ is a research-based advocate - we make no apologies for information overload. Their web-site has been expanded to provide everything you should ever need to know about public rights of access to the outdoors. Authoritative information is provided about New Zealand's public lands.

Huge amount of information regarding all the legal issues about our Publicly owned land under control of our current arrogant Labour Government.
This is one very active orginisation which requires everyones support. Please DONATE towards their fight against the current land grab injustices! I have.

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Walking Access Consultation Panel

A group formed to hear your views on walking access to and along New Zealand's rivers, lakes and coast.

The Walking Access Consultation Panel has now completed its consultation on walking access and reported to the Minister for Rural Affairs.

The Panel consulted widely on the issues and options for solutions, and its report reflects this consultation. In particular, the report identifies the consensus that the Panel was able to establish with stakeholder groups on the issues and possible remedies.

You should read the Panel's report and three supporting documents on this website as they are going to control how we are able to access property in the future.

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Stop the Tenure Review!

What is Tenure Review?

Tenure review is an unprecedented land reform scheme to carve up Crown-owned leasehold land in the South Island high country. This land runs the length of the eastern slopes of the Southern Alps, and covers 20% of the South Island, and 10% of NZ; a huge 2.4 million hectares.

  • Tenure Review of the South Island high country is short-changing the public.
  • It's a rip-off for the taxpayer.
  • It's bad news for conservation and precious landscapes.
  • Ngai Tahu is not happy with it.
  • Improved recreation access is a half-truth at best.

We call for it to stop. Permanently. We want a fair deal.

Under tenure review, the Crown (on behalf of the public) buys the farmers' leasehold rights to graze the poorest Crown land at high altitude, and sells freehold title to develop the best land at lower altitude. In the deals completed so far, Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) has purchased rights to 42% of former leasehold land and farmers have bought title to 58% of land they used to rent.

In real estate terms, what the Crown buys, grazing rights to poor grazing land, is worth far less than what it sells, development rights and title to the most valuable land. Some of this land is on prime lake front and is worth millions. Yet surprisingly, the Crown has also paid farmers $18.2 million additional cash.

So far high country farmers have received agricultural and real estate development rights worth tens of millions of dollars from the Crown AND an average of $186,000 extra compensation per deal.

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Akatarawa Recreational Access Committee  (ARAC)
Born of anger, ARAC was formed as a user group following a public meeting to counter Wellington Regional Council's decision to close the Akatarawa Forest to motorised recreation. Although only perceived as a temporary closure, nonetheless, public opinion was so enraged that over 200 people attended the public meeting on the 26th May 1997.

Things have come a long way since then, with both Council and ARAC finding common ground on which to discuss the future of motorised recreation in the majestic Akatarawa block. So much so, that far from being adversaries, ARAC and WRC have formed a close working relationship with mutual respect for the desires and aspirations of each other.

After many long and arduous meetings, including on site inspection by Council Members, Guidelines for the Management of Motorised Recreation within the forest were submitted to a full Council hearing during November 1997 and endorsed overwhelmingly. These Guidelines now form the basis for not only guaranteed year-round recreational access, but also include provision for ARAC members to be actively involved in the preservation and improvement of facilities within Akatarawa,

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ARAC is divided into special interest groups or "Divisions". Currently we have 5 Divisions: Akatarawa, Waiotauro, Eastern Hills, Wairarapa and South Coast (ARAC Manawatu is being formed right now). Each division has to be self-funding, with all monies raised being devoted to the particular area of interest. No funds destined for say Waiotauro can be spent in the Akatarawa Forest and vice versa. This way, each Division can set its own priorities according to its own funding.

Over and above these Divisions, lies the ARAC Executive Committee. Their role is simply to act as mentor to the divisions, and provide such things as accountancy, secretarial, insurance etc as needed. Central operational overheads are kept to an absolute minimum, and are funded voluntarily by the operational divisions. Common costs such as insurances etc, are split proportionally.

ARAC Special Interest Groups

United 4WD Association, USA

United 4WD Associations, USA Dedicated to Promoting the Great Outdoors!

Owning a four wheel drive vehicle is an integral part of your life. It allows you to discover a whole new outdoor world that the average person will never see. It provides adventure and brings you closer to nature. Members of United Four Wheel Drive Associations share your goals and desires. We know the unparalleled beauty of watching the afternoon sun dip behind a remote mountain top, or waking up to the sound of a fast running stream.

That's why one goal of the United Four Wheel Drive Associations is to bring together four wheel drive owners, like yourself, to share these stimulating experiences through organized events, like camping trips and weekend rallies. The United Four Wheel Drive Associations also acts as your voice to keep 4x4 roads and trails open so that we can continue enjoying four wheeling in the great outdoors. Through our united efforts, the opinions and beliefs of four wheel enthusiasts are heard by land management agencies and by our elected officials.

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Australian National Four Wheel Drive Council

Australian National 4WD Council The ANFWDC is the peak recreational 4WD organisation in Australia. Its membership is comprised of the 4WD Associations in each State and the Northern Territory.

The ANFWDC activities are based on the premise that recreational four wheel driving is a legitimate activity, and people have the right to own and use their vehicle for legitimate lifestyle and family activities. This premise is supported by policies that are based on factual evidence.

The Australian National Four Wheel Drive Council acts as your voice to keep 4x4 tracks open so that we can continue enjoying four wheeling in the great outdoors. Through our united efforts, the opinions and beliefs of four wheel drive enthusiasts are heard by land management agencies and by our elected officials.

We encourage you to become a member of your local four wheel drive club or State four wheel drive Association. Your membership provides you with priceless benefits of friendship and camaraderie, and it helps protect your rights for driving off the bitumen.

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 Leave No Trace Australia is a national non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting and inspiring responsible outdoor travel and recreation through education, research and partnerships. Leave No Trace builds awareness, appreciation and respect for our natural and cultural heritage.

We are dedicated to promoting attitudinal change and the empowerment of individuals, companies and communities to accept responsibility for the conservation of their natural environment. This is achieved by forming partnerships to foster the development of Leave No Trace minimal impact skills and ethics.

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Updated 15 December 2007


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