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…

Still No Inquest For Emily Jordan

  Almost three years after her death and there still hasn’t been an inquest into the death of British tourist Emily Jordan. Emily Jordan drowned whilst participating in a commercially organised river boarding adventure on the Kawarau River in New Zealand on 29 April 2008. In August 2009 Mad Dog River Boarding was prosecuted for…

Australia Updates Travel Advisory For New Zealand

Smart Traveller has issued the following advisory for residents intending to travel to New Zealand, dated Tuesday 7 September 2010. Besides the usual warnings about crime, travel, hazardous road conditions, rail crossings, negligent adventure tourism operators and the inherent risks of those types of activities, the site has been updated to include information about natural…