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Body of tourist recovered from Lake Wānaka
28 Nov 2022  

Body of tourist recovered from Lake Wānaka

Queenstown Mayor Glyn Lewers has thanked operators and people involved in the search for a Korean tourist who drowned in Lake Wānaka on Thursday evening.


Beach Hop disorder prompts police warning
28 Nov 2022  

Beach Hop disorder prompts police warning

Incidents at the Whangamata Beach Hop last weekend have prompted police to issue a reminder to drivers about responsibilities on the road, and to avoid intoxication.


KiwiRail to pay $275k over Kaitaki ferry injury
19 Oct 2022   /

KiwiRail to pay $275k over Kaitaki ferry injury

KiwiRail and Higgins Towing Services have been sentenced and fined in the Wellington District Court for failing to provide a safe working environment.


Alpine Group to pay $379k over fatal Wānaka helicopter crash
12 Oct 2022   /

Alpine Group to pay $379k over fatal Wānaka helicopter crash

The operator has been ordered to pay a $315,000 fine and $64,000 in legal costs over the 18 October 2018 helicopter crash that left three people dead.


KiwiRail improves Interislander rail safety after worker hurt
23 Sep 2022   /

KiwiRail improves Interislander rail safety after worker hurt

KiwiRail has undertaken safety reviews and made improvements to its shunting and coupling processes for transferring rail wagons to ferries, following a Transport Accident Investigation Commission inquiry.


Rāhui placed on parts of Kaikōura coastline
13 Sep 2022  

Rāhui placed on parts of Kaikōura coastline

A rāhui has been placed in the area where a charter boat capsized, killing five people near Kaikōura on Saturday.


Kaikōura operator’s rapid response to fatal capsize, incident inquiries launched
12 Sep 2022   /

Kaikōura operator’s rapid response to fatal capsize, incident inquiries launched

A Kaikōura operator was one of the first at the scene of an accident that took the lives of five people when a fishing charter boat capsized in Goose Bay on Saturday.


Rāhui lifted at Tongariro National Park’s Mt Ngāuruhoe
9 Aug 2022   /

Rāhui lifted at Tongariro National Park’s Mt Ngāuruhoe

A rāhui has been lifted from Mt Ngāuruhoe following the death of a climber who fell into a gully on the mountain on Saturday.


Whakarewarewa Village closes indefinitely after sinkhole accident
29 Jul 2022   /

Whakarewarewa Village closes indefinitely after sinkhole accident

Whakarewarewa Village is closed indefinitely while repairs are underway to fix a footpath sinkhole that severely burned an Australian tourist yesterday.


Fire damage at Tauranga’s Historic Village
17 Jun 2022  

Fire damage at Tauranga’s Historic Village

A building on the outskirts of Tauranga’s Historic Village has been destroyed by a fire.


Lodge worker found dead at Milford Track named
20 Apr 2022  

Lodge worker found dead at Milford Track named

Police have named the man who died last month while on a day tramp near the northern end of the Milford Track.


Ultimate Hikes mourns loss of staff member
4 Apr 2022   /

Ultimate Hikes mourns loss of staff member

A rāhui is in place in the Giant Gate Falls and the Lake Ada area until 17 April.


Search continues for missing tramper on Milford Track
30 Mar 2022   /

Search continues for missing tramper on Milford Track

The search for a missing tramper in Milford Sound will continue today with additional search and rescue personnel being brought into assist.


RealNZ sends “deepest apologies,” bolsters safety following jet boat crash
18 Mar 2022   /

RealNZ sends “deepest apologies,” bolsters safety following jet boat crash

The operator has made a raft of changes to help prevent a similar incident from happening again.


TAIC urges stronger safety measures in commercial balloon flights
17 Mar 2022   /

TAIC urges stronger safety measures in commercial balloon flights

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has recommended mandatory wearing of pilot safety harnesses during critical safety phases of commercial hot air balloon flights.


Fatality has “significant impact on our skydiving family” – Skydive Auckland
11 Mar 2022   /

Fatality has “significant impact on our skydiving family” – Skydive Auckland

Skydive Auckland says it is “deeply saddened” by the loss of a skydiver, who died on Thursday evening.


Industry warning after top operator hacked
31 Jan 2022   /

Industry warning after top operator hacked

One of the country’s iconic tourism businesses suffers an “incredibly disruptive” cyberattack.


Tutukaka operator hopes to re-open after waves damage marina
17 Jan 2022   /

Tutukaka operator hopes to re-open after waves damage marina

The surge of waves that hit Northland on Saturday night has affected the berths of around 40 boats at the Tutukaka marina but one tourism operator managed to escape direct damage.


Aoraki/Mount Cook SAR’s devices in malware attack
23 Aug 2021   /

Aoraki/Mount Cook SAR’s devices in malware attack

The Search and Rescue Base at Aoraki/Mount Cook suffered a malware attack last month involving five devices, according to the Department of Conservation.


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.