Collecting data and developing insights is a fundamental part of our organisation, as we aim to prevent incidents in outdoor recreation in New Zealand. Since 2015 we have been working with our partners and developing insights through incident data and uncovering never before seen information in the outdoor safety sector.
MSC’s principle of bringing together the various data sets to gain insights for improving safety in the outdoors is a sound one.– Kirsten Malpas, Senior Injury Prevention Specialist for ACC
The New Zealand Mountain Safety Council (MSC) works closely with council member organisations and partners to access a wide range of data about participation and incidents in the outdoors. Read more
An in-depth study of behaviours of trip planningPublished October 2021We partnered with Research NZ and the Department of Conservation to conduct an in-depth research project. The research was conducted online and targeted trampers who had booked/stayed at a DOC tramping facility between 1 November 2019 and 31 January 2020. Read more
An exploration of outdoor recreation incidents in New ZealandPublished July 2016
For the first time, the outdoor recreation sector has a comprehensive picture of what’s been going on in the New Zealand outdoors from an outdoor safety perspective, across 5 major outdoor recreation activities. Read more