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Unsettled outlook sparks outdoor safety warning

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 10:54 am | NZ Mountain Safety Council

The New Zealand Mountain Safety Council (MSC) and MetService are encouraging people to check the latest weather forecasts and to plan and prepare for unsettled weather before heading outdoors over Queen’s Birthday weekend. MetService meteorologist ... More >>

Tragic weekend sparks MSC firearms safety message

Tuesday, 12 May 2015, 2:34 pm | NZ Mountain Safety Council

The New Zealand Mountain Safety Council (MSC) is urging hunters to load their firearms only when ready to fire, to unload when they have no game to fire at, and to always point firearms in a safe direction, following the tragic deaths of two young men ... More >>

Be aware of daylight saving when enjoying the outdoors

Thursday, 2 April 2015, 11:38 am | NZ Mountain Safety Council

Easter weekend is a popular time for New Zealanders to get out and enjoy everything our great outdoors has to offer. As part of preparation for outdoor adventures, the New Zealand Mountain Safety Council (MSC) recommends planning for reduced daylight ... More >>

MSC urges a focus on firearms safety following tragedy

Tuesday, 24 March 2015, 4:19 pm | NZ Mountain Safety Council

Mountain Safety Council (MSC) Firearms and Hunter Safety Programme Manager, Nicole McKee, says the death of Invercargill man Samuel Phillip Long (24) on Stewart Island yesterday is a tragic reminder for hunters to make firearms safety an absolute priority ... More >>

Plan to stay safe in the outdoors this Waitangi weekend

Wednesday, 4 February 2015, 10:58 am | NZ Mountain Safety Council

04 February 2015 - The New Zealand Mountain Safety Council (MSC) is encouraging people to consider what they need to know before they head out this Waitangi weekend. More >>

Mountain Safety Council urges a safe start to the new year

Tuesday, 20 January 2015, 1:51 pm | NZ Mountain Safety Council

20 January 2015 – Summer is a busy time of the year in New Zealand’s outdoors and the New Zealand Mountain Safety Council is encouraging people to be proactive about preventing slips, trips and falls, and to remain aware of their location and ... More >>

Safety Week 2014 – plan and prepare for a safe summer

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 10:27 am | NZ Mountain Safety Council

With summer officially underway next week, the Mountain Safety Council is getting behind ACC’s Safety Week 2014 and encouraging New Zealanders to plan ahead and prepare before heading into New Zealand’s great outdoors. More >>

Start of the Great Walk season and Labour Weekend

Tuesday, 7 October 2014, 8:38 pm | NZ Mountain Safety Council

Make sure you’re well-prepared before heading into the great outdoors this Labour Weekend, the Mountain Safety Council advises. Whether you’re going on a day trip or a multi-day Great Walk, you’ll need to plan carefully. More >>

New Zealand’s Avalanche Experts Already at Work

Friday, 30 May 2014, 9:56 am | NZ Mountain Safety Council

The first major snow fall of winter has given the New Zealand Mountain Safety Council’s Avalanche Forecasters plenty of work to do as they get ready for the fast approaching season. More >>

Mountain Safety Council Says Don’t Underestimate Rivers

Thursday, 22 May 2014, 12:13 pm | NZ Mountain Safety Council

The recent tragic tramping incident on the Milford Track in Fiordland highlights the need for all trampers, regardless of their experience, to take extreme care when encountering rivers. More >>

Duck Hunters Urged to Check Their Firing Zones

Thursday, 24 April 2014, 10:25 am | NZ Mountain Safety Council

The Mountain Safety Council is urging all duck hunters to check their firing zones. With more than 30,000 licences expected to be issued, many are eagerly anticipating the opening day of the game bird season which starts on Saturday May 3. Just like ... More >>

Hunters told 'no meat is better than no mate' this Roar

Monday, 24 March 2014, 2:08 pm | NZ Mountain Safety Council

The Mountain Safety Council is urging all hunters heading out for this year’s Roar to think twice before pulling the trigger. ‘No meat is better than no mate’ is the mantra that all hunters should know and remember says Firearms & Hunter Safety ... More >>

Extreme Care Required for Mountain Users

Friday, 21 June 2013, 1:45 pm | NZ Mountain Safety Council

Following the severe weather events of the past few days, the New Zealand Mountain Safety Council is recommending that people take extreme care before heading into the mountains and ensure that weather and avalanche conditions have improved. More >>

Mountain Safety Council Reminds Trampers to Follow Code

Sunday, 31 March 2013, 1:08 pm | NZ Mountain Safety Council

Following four separate incidents in Tongariro National Park, the Mountain Safety Council is urging all visitors to the area to plan and prepare for a safe adventure and carry a form of emergency communication. More >>

Mountain Safety Council calls on hunters to buddy up

Tuesday, 19 March 2013, 4:44 pm | NZ Mountain Safety Council

The Mountain Safety Council is asking hunters to buddy up and stick in sight of their mates this roar to avoid a repeat of last year’s tragedies. Mountain Safety Council Acting Firearms Programme Manager, Tracy Wakeford says, “All three deer hunting ... More >>

New ‘Adventure Buddy’ System: Keep Outdoors Adventures Safe

Thursday, 20 December 2012, 9:13 am | NZ Mountain Safety Council

The New Zealand Mountain Safety Council is pleased to announce that the new ‘Adventure Buddy’ outdoors intentions service has been approved by New Zealand’s outdoors safety agencies. More >>

Hillary Expedition Grant Recipients

Thursday, 6 December 2012, 3:32 pm | NZ Mountain Safety Council

The New Zealand Mountain Safety Council congratulates the seven teams awarded Hillary Expedition Grants by Sport New Zealand. Almost 60 years ago Sir Edmund Hillary inspired us as a nation. More >>

Council Urges Hunters to Take Extra Care When 'Spotlighting'

Wednesday, 14 November 2012, 11:45 am | NZ Mountain Safety Council

The spotlighting incident resulting in the injury of a 17-year-old hunter in Southland on Monday highlights the need for hunters to take extra care when shooting at night. More >>

Council Recommends Hunters Follow the Outdoor Safety Code

Wednesday, 24 October 2012, 1:36 pm | NZ Mountain Safety Council

The New Zealand Mountain Safety Council are today reminding hunters to plan and prepare for a safe hunting trip, by following the 5 simple rules of the Outdoor Safety Code after two Labour weekend incidents. More >>

Plan And Prepare for a Safe Trip

Friday, 19 October 2012, 11:26 am | NZ Mountain Safety Council

The New Zealand Mountain Safety Council welcomes news that the Tongariro Alpine Crossing track has reopened today in time for Labour Weekend. However outdoor enthusiasts heading to the region are strongly urged to plan and prepare for their adventure ... More >>

 

 

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