Balloon Clips Powerlines, 11 People Killed In Fireball – Update: Urgent Inquiry Launched

Update: 23 February 2012. Balloon may’ve not been airworthy and urgent checks of all of New Zealand’s hot air balloons has been recommended Carterton tragedy Balloon airworthiness questioned The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has launched an urgent inquiry following “serious” findings of a report into the Carterton balloon tragedy. The balloon, which crashed in Carterton…

Adventure Tourism Safety – Kiwis Have Their Say

Yesterday we wrote about the highly critical UK inquest into the death of Emily Jordan, who died river boarding in New Zealand in 2008. We also blogged about Kawarau Jet Boat being fined $35,000 for safety breaches. There have been many more deaths and serious injuries since Emily died. Has anything changed since then? The…

Emily Jordan Inquest Opens In UK

The inquest into the death of British tourist, Emily Jordan, has at last opened. But not in New Zealand, the country where she was killed whilst river boarding, but in Great Britain. At the time of her death some adventure tourism activities in New Zealand were operating in a “regulatory vacuum.” Emily Jordan drowned whilst…

Emily Jordan Inquest

Father of Emily Jordan, the British tourist drowned in a river boarding ‘accident’ in New Zealand, has told reporters that an inquest into his daughter’s death is to be held at long last. But it is to be heard in Britain. According to the Southland Times (emphasis ours) …Ms Jordan’s father, Chris Jordan, speaking from…

No NZ Inquest For Emily Jordan

We’ve often mentioned the tragic death of British tourist Emily Jordan, who drowned on an organised riverboarding activity whilst on holiday in New Zealand in April 2008. In November we raised our concern that an inquest still hadn’t been held into her death in New Zealand. Read Still no inquest for Emily Jordan. Emily’s father,…