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Media Releases 2012

PDF-ICON Corporate - New 'Adventure Buddy' system aims to help keep outdoors adventures safe, December 2012
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.
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PDF-ICON Branch - Learn essential outdoors skills this summer with Mountain Safety Council Southland, December 2012
The Southland branch of the New Zealand Mountain Safety Council (MSC) is offering a number of short outdoor courses for those keen to get the most out of their adventures this summer.
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PDF-ICON Corporate - Mountain Safety Council congratulates Hillary Expedition Grant recipients, December 2012
The Mountain Safety Council congratulates the seven teams awarded Hillary Expedition Grants by Sport New Zealand
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PDF-ICON Firearms - Mountain Safety Council urges hunters to take extra care when ‘spotlighting’, November 2012
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.
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PDF-ICON Firearms - MSC recommends hunters follow outdoor safety code after Labour weekend incidents, October 2012
The New Zealand Mountain Safety Council remind 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.
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PDF-ICON Bushcraft - Mountain Safety Council recommends Tongariro trampers plan and prepare for a safe trip, October 2012
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 by following the 5 simple rules of the Outdoor Safety Code.
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PDF-ICON Firearms - Mountain Safety Council reminds hunters to refresh themselves of their firearms responsibilities, September 2012
There are seven basic rules of firearms safety which all hunters need to know off-by-heart. If hunters comply with all parts of each rule, at all times, then non-intentional firearms incidents will be avoided.
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PDF-ICON Avalanche & Alpine - Mountain Safety Council warns of considerable avalanche danger, September 2012
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.
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PDF-ICON Avalanche & Alpine - Mountain Safety Council says only ‘luck’ prevented huge Ruapehu avalanche tragedy, August 2012
‘We were very close to experiencing our worst avalanche disaster yesterday after rapid warming caused three large avalanches to release above the Turoa ski area,’ said Andrew Hobman, Avalanche & Alpine Programme Manager for the New Zealand Mountain Safety Council (MSC).
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PDF-ICON Firearms - ‘Ensure all firearms are locked up' say Mountain Safety Council after tragic shooting
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.
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PDF-ICON Bushcraft - Missing Tramper found alive in Hunua ranges: Mountain Safety urges trampers to leave written intentions before heading outdoors, June 2012
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. However, the incident serves as another reminder to all outdoors enthusiasts to leave written intentions of where they are going (including a time and date to raise the alarm if they haven’t returned) as well an appropriate means of emergency communication says Mountain Safety Council Chief Executive, Darryl Carpenter.
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PDF-ICON Avalanche & Alpine - Mountain Safety Council says 'be avalanche aware' when recreating in alpine terrain, June 2012
Following the weekend's avalanche incident involving two men on Mt Taranaki in Egmont National Park, the Mountain Safety Council is warning people to be prepared and 'avalanche aware' before they head into the mountains this winter.
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PDF-ICON Bushcraft - Recent tramping and hunting incidents prompt Mountain Safety Council to remind outdoor enthusiasts to plan and prepare well before heading outdoors, June 2012
Three outdoor incidents last weekend demonstrated how following the Outdoor Safety Code and planning a trip well, before leaving home, have produced positive results for those involved.
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PDF-ICON Avalanche & Alpine - Learn how to stay safe in the mountains this winter with Mountain Safety Council, June 2012
Mountain Safety Council Wakatipu/Queenstown encourages everyone planing to head into the alpine environment to go on an Alpine and/or Avalanche course.
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PDF-ICON Bushcraft - Mountain Safety Council reminds trampers to plan and prepare well before heading outdoors, May 2012
As hopes fade for missing Dunedin tramper, David Charles Palmer, the New Zealand Mountain Safety Council are reminding anyone venturing into the outdoors to plan and prepare well to ensure they have a safe and enjoyable trip.
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PDF-ICON Firearms - Second hunting death prompts MSC to warn hunters to make firearms safety an absolute priority, April 2012
The death of a second hunter, reported to have been killed in the early hours of Sunday morning in the Cattle Flat area of Southland, could have been avoided if basic firearms safety rules had been followed says Mike Spray, Firearms and Hunter Training Programme Manager for the New Zealand Mountain Safety Council.
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PDF-ICON Firearms - Safety should be a priority for all duck shooters this season, says Mountain Safety Council, April 2012
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. Mike Spray, Firearms Safety and Hunter Training Programme Manager for the Mountain Safety Council outlines the key safety information that duck shooters need to be aware of to avoid tragic incidents.
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PDF-ICON Firearms - Hunter death in Wairarapa prompts MSC to remind hunter to follow the seven basic rules of firearms safety at all times when handling firearm, April 2012
The tragic death of a hunter who died yesterday in the Aorangi Forest Park in the Wairarapa highlights the need for hunters to take particular care at this time of year says Mike Spray, Firearms and Hunter Training Programme Manager for the New Zealand Mountain Safety Council.
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PDF-ICON Bushcraft - Plan and prepare well for your Easter tramping or hunting trip, says the Mountain Safety Council, April 2012
On the Kiwi tramping calendar, the long Easter weekend is eagerly anticipated as it provides the opportunity to undertake an extended multiday trip and really get into the great NZ bush with friends and family. The outdoors is a great place to be, but many unfortunate incidents occur and often they involve people who underestimate the planning, preparation and sometimes the skills required for the trip they are undertaking.
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PDF-ICON Firearms - Mountain Safety Council warns hunters to be safe this deer hunting season, March 2012
In the past ten years, there have been eight hunter deaths and three others seriously injured, usually when one hunter has shot a companion or other hunter whilst deer hunting. Mike Spray, Firearms and Hunter Training Programme Manager for NZ Mountain Safety Council, urges extreme caution during this year's 'Roar'.
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PDF-ICON Firearms - MSC urges hunters to take care beyond all doubt, March 2012
Mike Spray, Firearms and Hunter Training Programme Manager for MSC responds to news that a hunter has been charged with careless use of a firearm causing death, after he shot his hunting companion on a property near Wanaka last December.
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PDF-ICON Firearms - Successful firearms safety programme returns to East Coast, March 2012
This month will see the successful firearms safety training programme called Whakatūpato return to five locations on the East Coast. The aim of the programme is to provide basic firearms safety training, free of charge to all members of the community.
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PDF-ICON Branch News - MSC Southland announces upcoming community courses, February 2012
Mountain Safety Southland’s volunteer instructors offer various outdoor training courses to all kinds of people who share an interest in the outdoors. Course dates for the 2012 programme are listed.
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PDF-ICON Weather Warning - Take care outdoors when weather settles says Mountain Safety Council, January 2012
Trampers, hunters and other back country enthusiasts, as well as those going into the outdoors much closer to home, are encouraged to plan ahead, be vigilant and stay safe when venturing into the outdoors. (519kb)
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