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MSC urges hunters to ‘be seen, be sure’

Thursday, 21 March 2019, 2:59 pm | NZ Mountain Safety Council

Mountain Safety Council (MSC) CEO Mike Daisley said he’s hopeful that this year can be a better than last year with respect to the deer hunting season, commonly called ‘the Roar’. More >>

Media Statement: NZ Mountain Safety Council - Mike Daisley

Thursday, 21 March 2019, 12:49 pm | NZ Mountain Safety Council

That the accused was able to inflict so much harm in such a short time as a licensed firearm user with an easily modified semi-automatic rifle is deeply troubling and must be kept in mind as we discuss as a community how and when these kinds of firearms ... More >>

Mountain Safety Council support government call for reform

Monday, 18 March 2019, 4:03 pm | NZ Mountain Safety Council

CEO of the Mountain Safety Counci l Mike Daisley says the Mountain Safety Council (MSC) joins a groundswell of organisations expressing solidarity with the Muslim community of New Zealand. More >>

Advice and more available for ‘Get Outdoors Week’

Tuesday, 12 February 2019, 2:59 pm | NZ Mountain Safety Council

‘ Get Outdoors Week ’ (GO Week) will run from Friday the 15th of February to the 22nd and is aimed at families and those new to the outdoors. The week is focused on ‘self-powered’ trips on both water and the land and has been jointly developed ... More >>

Waitangi Weekend A Busy Time For Search And Rescue

Tuesday, 5 February 2019, 1:29 pm | NZ Mountain Safety Council

Chief Executive Mike Daisley said Waitangi weekend was looking good for those heading into the outdoors, especially those taking a few midweek days off, but he reminded those heading into the mountains to be vigilant regarding New Zealand’s notoriously ... More >>

‘Get Outdoors Week’ Added To 2019 Event Calendar

Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 10:17 am | NZ Mountain Safety Council

A joint initiative to get Kiwi’s outdoors is ready to be rolled out across the country next February. ‘ Get Outdoors Week ’ will run from Friday the 15th of February to the 22nd and is aimed at families and those new to the outdoors. The ... More >>

Tongariro Alpine Crossing In The Spotlight for Safety Group

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 5:17 pm | NZ Mountain Safety Council

Mountain Safety Council has initiated its second ‘Issue Specific Advisory Group’ this time focusing on the hugely popular Tongariro Alpine Crossing (TAC). Expressions of interest are now open to become part of an advisory group which will have a positive ... More >>

Preparation Key For Outdoor Trips Over Labour Weekend

Friday, 19 October 2018, 10:15 am | NZ Mountain Safety Council

Temperatures are warming, gear is being dusted off, and plans are being crafted for adventures deep into the wilderness of New Zealand over Labour Weekend: “It’s a great time to be getting back into the outdoors if you’ve not been out over winter.” ... More >>

Alpine Tramping Video Series Released

Friday, 19 October 2018, 8:40 am | NZ Mountain Safety Council

Adventurous trampers are treated to new twelve-part video series from the Mountain Safety Council (MSC) which give an overview of popular and potentially risky tracks. The series will be released through October on MSC’s YouTube and Facebook channels. ... More >>

Mountain Safety Council urges caution for backcountry trips

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 10:24 am | NZ Mountain Safety Council

The Spring storm currently rolling up the Southern Alps will create dangerous avalanche conditions in backcountry regions for much of the week. Several regions are at ‘Considerable’ or ‘High’ danger ratings. More >>

Alpine regions carry higher consequences, says MSC

Wednesday, 3 October 2018, 11:14 am | NZ Mountain Safety Council

Chief executive of the Mountain Safety Council (MSC) Mike Daisley is deeply saddened by the recent fatality in the Central North Island and is urging anyone considering tramping in this region to prepare for alpine conditions. More >>

High avalanche danger in the backcountry

Monday, 17 September 2018, 3:09 pm | NZ Mountain Safety Council

Mountain Safety Council (MSC) who operate the national avalanche forecasting site avalanche.net.nz are warning that backcountry travel in several South Island regions is not recommended on Monday and into Tuesday. There’s a possibility this elevated ... More >>

Relief Climber Made It Home

Friday, 3 August 2018, 9:00 am | NZ Mountain Safety Council

Mountain Safety Council CEO Mike Daisley is relieved that the lost climber incident on Mt Aspiring has narrowly avoided becoming a fatality statistic. More >>

Solo Tramping Fatality Highlights Risks

Monday, 16 July 2018, 9:52 am | NZ Mountain Safety Council

Mountain Safety Council (MSC) CEO Mike Daisley said the recent death of a tramper in the Nelson Lakes region is a tragic reminder of the extra risks of solo tramping. More >>

Weather creating high avalanche danger

Friday, 6 July 2018, 10:21 am | NZ Mountain Safety Council

An inbound storm is causing concern for avalanche forecasters in the South Island. Several areas including Aoraki/Mt Cook, Wanaka, Fiordland and Queenstown are expecting significant snowfall, up to three meters in elevated areas. The rapidly deteriorating ... More >>

Is Tramping really just a walk in the park?

Wednesday, 4 July 2018, 12:05 pm | NZ Mountain Safety Council

Mike Daisley, CEO of the Mountain Safety Council (MSC) said it was his privilege to launch the latest insights publication, ‘ A Walk In The Park ?’ the councils third, this time focusing on Tramping. More >>

Youth The Winner

Wednesday, 9 May 2018, 1:14 pm | NZ Mountain Safety Council

Media Release: Youth The Winner In MSC & The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Partnership More >>

Don’t Fowl It Up This Opening Weekend

Thursday, 3 May 2018, 3:03 pm | NZ Mountain Safety Council

This Saturday is ‘opening weekend’ for game bird season around the country. While there is a great deal of excitement and atmosphere building in the hunting community, there needs to be due consideration given to safety says Mike Daisley, CEO of the ... More >>

National Changes To The Firearms Safety Training System

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 10:36 am | NZ Mountain Safety Council

There has been an important and significant change to the delivery of firearms safety training in New Zealand. As was mentioned in a recent press release from NZ Police , MSC has signed a two-year agreement to deliver the practical component of the new ... More >>

Kaimai Hunting Fatality

Monday, 2 April 2018, 2:35 pm | NZ Mountain Safety Council

"It's heartbreaking news. Our condolences are with the family and friends of the hunter." More >>

 

 

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