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Police investigating abuse of RTO staff following campaign
26 Jul 2021   /

Police investigating abuse of RTO staff following campaign

Tourism Waitaki employees have met with police following abusive comments on social media directed at its foreign-born staff.


Residents evacuated in backpackers blaze
20 Jul 2021   /

Residents evacuated in backpackers blaze

West Coast hostel Bazil’s Backpackers and Surf School suffers major damage after a fire broke out overnight.


TAIC launches balloon inquiry, operator “deeply upset” at incident
12 Jul 2021  

TAIC launches balloon inquiry, operator “deeply upset” at incident

TAIC says it is seeking video or photos of the landing to help its investigation.


11 injured, 2 seriously in hot air balloon incident
9 Jul 2021  

11 injured, 2 seriously in hot air balloon incident

A hot air balloon carrying 11 people has crashed near Arrowtown, leaving two people seriously injured.


Wyndon Aviation “unaware of any causal factors” in chopper crash
14 Jun 2021  

Wyndon Aviation “unaware of any causal factors” in chopper crash

Operator Wyndon Aviation says it is unaware of any reason why its Robinson 44 helicopter crashed on Saturday.


NZONE: “Full confidence” in safety procedures following fatality report
11 Jun 2021   /

NZONE: “Full confidence” in safety procedures following fatality report

The TAIC releases its report into the fatal skydive accident that killed American tourist Tyler Nii.


Operator’s season faces flood wipeout, another “gets away with it”
2 Jun 2021   /

Operator’s season faces flood wipeout, another “gets away with it”

Mid Canterbury operators have had to curtail activities but there are hopes of a quick return.


Police make seventh arrest in Sofitel Hotel shooting
12 May 2021   /

Police make seventh arrest in Sofitel Hotel shooting

A 25-year-old man was charged with being accessory and will appear in Auckland District Court on 17 May.


Mount Taranaki bodies found, recovery underway
6 May 2021  

Mount Taranaki bodies found, recovery underway

Police and Alpine Cliff Rescue staff have identified the climbers who fell near the summit of Mount Taranaki as Christchurch-based engineering geologists Richard Phillips and  Peter Kirkwood.


All routes to Mount Taranaki summit closed for Rāhui
6 May 2021  

All routes to Mount Taranaki summit closed for Rāhui

Ngā Iwi o Taranaki have placed a rāhui on all access routes to the Mount Taranaki summit to acknowledge the fatalities of the Christchurch climbers on 4 May.


Sofitel Auckland incident believed to be gang-related
16 Apr 2021   /

Sofitel Auckland incident believed to be gang-related

Workers and guests were evacuated from the Auckland Viaduct hotel.


KJet suspends operations following weekend crash
22 Mar 2021   /

KJet suspends operations following weekend crash

A KJet boat with 11 passengers plus the driver on board was involved in a crash on Sunday morning. Five were flown to hospital.


Second helicopter crash at Mahia follows Kaikōura tragedy
16 Dec 2020  

Second helicopter crash at Mahia follows Kaikōura tragedy

Today’s accident comes after three children suffered serious injuries and their parents were killed in yesterday’s crash.


TAIC: Mast bumping likely cause of chopper fatality
27 Nov 2020   /

TAIC: Mast bumping likely cause of chopper fatality

Unexpected turbulence probably contributed to the crash that claimed Wanaka pilot Matthew Wallis.


Ohau fire costs hit $34m so far
23 Nov 2020  

Ohau fire costs hit $34m so far

The payouts included 19 business and commercial claims.


Ohau fire closes parts of Alps 2 Ocean trail
6 Oct 2020   /

Ohau fire closes parts of Alps 2 Ocean trail

The Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail is closed between Twizel and Omarama due to the large fire at Ohau.


Police release name of Mt Ruapehu fatality
5 Oct 2020  

Police release name of Mt Ruapehu fatality

Police have released the name of the woman who died after falling on Mount Ruapehu on Saturday 26 September.


Tour bus company involved in crash goes into liquidation
9 Sep 2020   /

Tour bus company involved in crash goes into liquidation

The coach tour company involved in a crash that saw 20 Chinese visitors injured, two of them severely, has gone into liquidation.


Blaze hits Tourism Holdings site, motorhomes damaged
3 Sep 2020   /

Blaze hits Tourism Holdings site, motorhomes damaged

About 70 firefighters and 20 fire trucks were at the scene of a fire at a Tourism Holdings campervan worskhop in south Auckland this morning.


Mackenzie blaze: Visitor evacuations at Aoraki/Mt Cook
31 Aug 2020  

Mackenzie blaze: Visitor evacuations at Aoraki/Mt Cook

Visitors to the area have been escorted away as a large blaze continues to burn.


Person missing in incident near Hamilton Gardens
24 Aug 2020  

Person missing in incident near Hamilton Gardens

One person is missing following a water incident on the Waikato River near the Hamilton Gardens on Sunday night.


Fire contained at 105-year-old Dunedin icon
11 Aug 2020   /

Fire contained at 105-year-old Dunedin icon

A roof fire in the Anglican St Paul’s Cathedral in Dunedin has been contained and early reports suggest little damage from smoke and water.


Fulllers skipper on cellphone when buoy struck
10 Aug 2020   /

Fulllers skipper on cellphone when buoy struck

The skipper of Auckland-based Fullers Group ferry, Torea, has been fined $2500 for colliding with a lit navigation buoy in the Waitematā Harbour.


Ports of Auckland fined $424k over death of swimmer
27 Jul 2020   /

Ports of Auckland fined $424k over death of swimmer

Ports of Auckland has been sentenced to pay $424,000 after one of its pilot boat fatally collided with swimmer Leslie Gelberger on Auckland’s North Shore in 2017.


Child dies after kayak capsizes in Firth of Thames
20 Jul 2020  

Child dies after kayak capsizes in Firth of Thames

One person has died after a kayak capsized off the Waikato coast near Miranda.


One dead, three hurt in campervan, car crash
13 Jul 2020  

One dead, three hurt in campervan, car crash

The person who died had been travelling in the car at the time of the collision, Police said.


JUCY heist: 90 vehicles recovered, 32 people charged
10 Jun 2020   /

JUCY heist: 90 vehicles recovered, 32 people charged

Police have recovered 90 of the 98 Jucy rental vehicles that were stolen from a car yard in April.


Raetihi grandmother volunteered at information centre
10 Jun 2020  

Raetihi grandmother volunteered at information centre

Hiscox volunteered at the Raetihi Information Centre and assisted people who had come to visit the small town.


Body of missing tramper recovered
3 Jun 2020  

Body of missing tramper recovered

Police have confirmed that the body of a tramper who got into trouble crossing the Makaroro River in the Ruahine Forest Park has been recovered.


Police urge low risk activities after helicopter rescues
4 May 2020   /

Police urge low risk activities after helicopter rescues

The call came after two separate incidents over the weekend where people fishing required rescue by helicopter.


Police continue to seek sightings of missing tourist
15 Apr 2020  

Police continue to seek sightings of missing tourist

Police are appealing to the public for any sightings of 77-year-old Japanese tourist Tokuichi Sato.


Missing Stewart Island hunter found
27 Mar 2020   /

Missing Stewart Island hunter found

The man reported missing on Stewart Island this week has been located.


Search for Stewart Island hunter
26 Mar 2020  

Search for Stewart Island hunter

The search for a hunter missing on Stewart Island in continuing.


Police looking for Japanese tourist
25 Mar 2020  

Police looking for Japanese tourist

Police are appealing to the public for any sightings of Japanese tourist Tokuichi Sato.


Kayaking fatality named
18 Mar 2020  

Kayaking fatality named

Police have named the man who died in a kayaking incident in Tasman Bay on March 12.


Go Orange resumes jet boat operations following accident
28 Jan 2020  

Go Orange resumes jet boat operations following accident

Queenstown-based Go Orange has today resumed jet boat operations having temporarily closed after five customers were injured on the Kawarau River on Monday (26 January).


Go Orange suspends jet boat operations after five injured
27 Jan 2020  

Go Orange suspends jet boat operations after five injured

Queenstown-based Go Orange suspended jet boat operations after five customers were injured on the Kawarau River.


SH1 at Cape Reinga reopens after scrub fire
24 Jan 2020  

SH1 at Cape Reinga reopens after scrub fire

State Highway 1 at Cape Reinga has reopened to traffic following a closure on Wednesday because of a large scrub fire.


Mt Earnslaw fall victim named
22 Jan 2020   /

Mt Earnslaw fall victim named

Police have named the man who died following a fall on Mt Earnslaw on 18 January.


Homer Tunnel reopens after fire
22 Jan 2020   /

Homer Tunnel reopens after fire

The Homer Tunnel on SH94 between Te Anau and Milford Sound has reopened, allowing hundreds of queued cars to pass through from Milford Sound.


Police charge driver in Queenstown tour bus crash
22 Jan 2020  

Police charge driver in Queenstown tour bus crash

The operator of the coach that crashed near Queenstown injuring 20 Chinese tourists says the driver is an experienced guide and it’s unclear how the accident happened.


Climber dies on Mt Earnslaw
20 Jan 2020  

Climber dies on Mt Earnslaw

A body has been recovered after a person fell on Mount Earnslaw, Central Otago yesterday.


Police urge caution after trampers rescued
15 Jan 2020   /

Police urge caution after trampers rescued

At around 1.30 pm on 11 January, the Rescue Coordination Centre received an emergency locator beacon signal from the top of the Gillespie Pass, Mt Aspiring National Park.


Driver upset, stood down for day after runaway tour bus
14 Jan 2020  

Driver upset, stood down for day after runaway tour bus

A shaken tour bus driver has been stood down for the day following yesterday’s runaway bus incident that saw three people injured.


Tongariro Crossing rāhui lifted following death
13 Jan 2020  

Tongariro Crossing rāhui lifted following death

A three-day rāhui on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing was lifted at sunrise today after Gerd Wilde, 75, died on the trek.


Extreme weather, White Island sees VSEAG swing into action
18 Dec 2019   /

Extreme weather, White Island sees VSEAG swing into action

The Government-led Visitor Sector Emergency Advisory Group swung into action last week to deal with extreme weather in the south and the Whakaari / White Island eruption.


Man who died on guided Routeburn Track walk named
10 Dec 2019   /

Man who died on guided Routeburn Track walk named

Police have named the man who died after falling on the Routeburn track on Friday 6 December.


Man dies on guided Routeburn Track walk
9 Dec 2019   /

Man dies on guided Routeburn Track walk

The 70-year-old Australian fell on Friday while walking with Ultimate Hikes.


TAIC: Corrosion of landing gear cause of emergency landing
5 Dec 2019   /

TAIC: Corrosion of landing gear cause of emergency landing

Corrosion of landing gear locking springs was the cause of equipment failure that led to a diverted emergency landing, says the Transport Accident Investigation Commission.


SkyCity thanks emergency crews following NZICC fire
14 Nov 2019   /

SkyCity thanks emergency crews following NZICC fire

SkyCity will make a donation to Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand to acknowledge the efforts of fire and emergency teams who assisted with the fire at the New Zealand International Convention Centre last month.