Charitable Trust

Public Access New Zealand Inc. (PANZ) is a non-registered charitable trust, based in the South Island.

Management is vested in a board of trustees from throughout New Zealand, all with strong commitments to furthering the interests of outdoor recreationists.

We are funded by subscriptions and donations from Subscribing Supporters throughout New Zealand, and a few overseas. We are completely independent of Government and are non-aligned to any political party.

Research-based advocacy

  • PANZ bases its advocacy on research, clear objectives, and a determination that comes from first-hand knowledge and love of the outdoors. We collaborate with kindred organisations who share our concerns.
  • PANZ advocates rights of access for all forms of public recreation.
  • PANZ is tackling issues central to the concerns of recreations throughout New Zealand.