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PDF-ICON Simple steps for a safe summer outdoors - Always tell someone your plans as part of your trip preparation,  December 2015
We want everyone to head out and enjoy New Zealand's outdoors this summer, and also to return home safely.
PDF-ICON Recent Mt. Aspiring tragedy - Make sure you plan, prepare and know your limits, December 2015
New Zealand’s terrain can present some incredible challenges. It is essential for people to be fully prepared and understand their limits before attempting some of the great trips our country has to offer, particularly in the backcountry.
PDF-ICON Explore the outdoors this summer - Check out our top 50 family outdoor experiences, December, 2015
There is something for everyone in the list of various outdoor activities we have picked for you to explore. We also encourage everyone to make sure they remember to fully prepare for their trip, no matter how short they expect it to be.
PDF-ICON MetService and MSC are encouraging people to stay safe this Labour weekend – Make sure you carefully plan your trip before heading out, October 2015
For everyone heading out to enjoy the outdoors this long weekend, we again urge people to be prepared for any weather conditions as part of their trip preparation and to stay updated with the latest forecasts.
PDF-ICON Tragic incidents spark MSC call for firearms users to exercise safe behaviour – Know and apply the seven basic rules to prevent avoidable incidents, October 2015
With two separate firearms incidents occuring this week, the MSC is urging hunters to keep the seven basic firearms safety rules at the front of their minds at all times.
PDF-ICON Opening of the new DOC Visitor Centre in Queenstown – MSC know before you go safety wall, September, 2015
This collaborative project with DOC is an exciting first step towards the promotion of outdoor safety to tourisits and locals who are looking to explore New Zealand.
PDF-ICON NZ Mountain Safety Council - Statement - 7 August 2015
PDF-ICON Be aware of the weather for Queen's birthday weekend – Check the forecast and know your limits, May, 2015
NZ weather can change drastically, so plan and prepare for any weather if you are heading out this weekend.
PDF-ICON Tragic weekend sparks MSC firearms safety message – Apply the 7 basic firearm safety rules to prevent avoidable incidents, May, 2015
Two separate hunting incidents are a tragic reminder of the importance of applying the 7 basic safety rules at all times when handling firearms.
PDF-ICON Be prepared for anything this ANZAC weekend – Pack the right gear for the cold snaps this Autumn, April, 2015
Another long weekend is here and for those heading outdoors, we again urge you to prepare for any situation as the colder weather starts to roll in.
PDF-ICON Keep an eye on the time this Easter – Plan your trip according to the new daylight hours, April, 2015
Daylight saving can change the timing for your trip, make sure you plan ahead so you don't end up walking home in the dark.
PDF-ICON Follow the 7 basic firearms safety rules – Urging a focus on safety after a tragic start to the roar, March, 2015
After the death of a hunter of Stewart Island, MSC again urges hunters to apply basic firearms safety in order to prevent these avoidable incidents.
PDF-ICON Have a safe Waitangi Weekend – Prepare carefully for your outdoor adventures, February, 2015
We hope you make the most of your long weekend by heading outdoors with the family. Please make sure you are well prepared and travel safely, no matter how short your trip might be. It may be mid-summer, but the weather can always be unpredictable.
Safe start to the New Year – Prevent avoidable injuries in the outdoors, January, 2015
All kinds of people with various outdoor skill levels are heading outside this summer. The Mountain Safety Council encourages you to be aware of your surroundings and prepare for all kinds of terrain to avoid injury and ensure you don’t get lost.

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