Excitor III and Mac Attack Companies Fined For Broken Backs

Planning an adventure tourism holiday to New Zealand?  We say give it a miss and find somewhere where the industry is better regulated and has a lower accident rate. When you participate in an adventure tourism activity wouldn’t you prefer to know that the people taking your money will take all practicable steps to ensure your safety?…

Another Hot Air Balloon ‘Accident’ In New Zealand

We’re deeply concerned that there has been another hot air balloon accident in New Zealand, fortunately on this occasion no one was killed or seriously injured. On Saturday 24 March 2012 a hot-air balloon coming into land with 18 passengers on board, crashed into pine trees which tore holes in the balloon. The snagging caused the…

Tourists Injured In Bay Of Islands Boat Incidents – Updated

(Scroll down for update) New Zealand’s reputation as a safe tourism destination took another blow today with a Northern Advocate report about several tourists being injured on commercially operated  “fast boat” rides in the Bay of Islands. The paper says that all the tourists were injured in the Excitor III, a 300 horsepower boat in…