Horse riding Rangitikei River Bijmin Swart River Valley


  • Frequently asked questions about maritime accident reporting

    You must report any accident, incident or serious harm injury (legally defined as a “mishap”) to Maritime New Zealand as soon as practicable after it occurs. This page provides more information about accident reporting.

  • Mandatory notification requirements for adventure activity operators

    WorkSafe NZ's portal for information on special requirements for adventure activity operators.

  • Maritime New Zealand investigation reports

    View historical investigation reports on maritime accidents and incidents investigated by Maritime New Zealand. These are no longer being produced.

  • National Incident Database (NID)

    The National Incident Database (NID) is a way of collecting and sharing information between organisations about incidents or near-miss events that occur in the outdoors. The information is collected so that the outdoor community can learn from these incidents and take steps to manage their operations more safely and prevent similar things from happening again. The NID is managed by the Mountain Safety Council (MSC) on behalf of the outdoor sector.

  • National Incident Database Incident Severity Scale

    National Incident Database scale for rating and comparing levels of physical injury, illness, social/psychological damage, equipment damage and environmental damage that occurs as a result of incidents.

  • National Outdoors Incident Reporting (and Response) System Proposal

    A document that provides an overview of the strategic approach that Outdoors NZ has proposed (in collaboration with MSC and EONZ) in order to develop an effective national Incident Reporting System (IRS) for the NZ outdoors.

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  • Reporting a maritime accident or incident

    Find out how to report a maritime accident or incident to Maritime New Zealand.

  • Whitewater NZ Incident Database

    The Whitewater NZ Accident/Incident database is intended to be a definitive record of whitewater kayak and canoe incidents, published in order to raise awareness of risks among the recreational canoeing community.