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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 >>

Mountain Safety Council Reminds Hunters

Friday, 28 September 2012, 4:36 pm | NZ Mountain Safety Council

The clocks will be going forward this weekend and serve as another reminder that spring is well and truly upon on us. Spring is a popular time for hunting with many animals venturing out of the bush to forage for new growth in clearings and bush ... More >>

Mountain Safety Council: Considerable Avalanche Danger

Friday, 28 September 2012, 1:57 pm | NZ Mountain Safety Council

The avalanche that released behind the Remarkables Ski Area yesterday was part of a normal cycle of spring events but goes to highlight the dangers when travelling in the alpine backcountry. More >>

Ensure All Firearms Are Locked Up: Tragic Shooting

Thursday, 12 July 2012, 11:26 am | NZ Mountain Safety Council

The death of a 10-year-old boy, believed to have been shot dead in a remote area of the East Cape is a tragic reminder that firearms and ammunition should be secured safely and never left unattended. More >>

Trampers Must Leave Written Intentions before Heading Out

Wednesday, 20 June 2012, 1:55 pm | NZ Mountain Safety Council

After four days and nights alone and lost in the Hunua Ranges, the Mountain Safety Council is thankful that 39 year old Ronnie Fong has been found alive and in reasonably good condition by Search and Rescue teams. More >>

Death of hunter leads to call from Mountain Safety Council

Sunday, 29 April 2012, 9:04 pm | NZ Mountain Safety Council

THE NEW ZEALAND MOUNTAIN SAFETY COUNCIL URGES HUNTERS TO MAKE FIREARMS SAFETY AN ABSOLUTE PRIORITY More >>

Safety should be priority for all duck shooters this season

Tuesday, 17 April 2012, 12:44 pm | NZ Mountain Safety Council

Shooting enthusiasts are gearing up for this year’s duck season, one of the highlights of the New Zealand shooting calendar which commences annually on the first Saturday in May. More >>

 

 

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