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…

Irish Skyline Operator Broke Back In Fall

Queenstown news paper Mountain Scene reported on Wednesday that an un-named Irish lift operator in his 20s fell from the Skyline chairlift, suffering fractures in his back and a bruised lung. The fall ocurred after scheduled evacuation training went wrong at Skyline Gondola’s Bob’s Peak operation about 9am. The injured man was airlifted to hospital. Read the…

Canadian Tourist Killed In NZ Jet Boat Crash

related story: Another New Zealand Adventure Tourism Fail – Shotover Jet Boat Crashes Against Rock, Again Next time you see the 100% Pure You advertisement that shows a mother and daughters blowing away their cobwebs on a speed boat safari in New Zealand, spare a thought for the people who have been maimed and killed…