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Are these vacations headed for the great outdoors? Ka puta atu koe ki te koraha i ēnei hararei?

New Zealand Police and the New Zealand Mountain Safety Council (MSC) expect large numbers of visitors to Aotearoa’s beautiful outdoors during the holiday season and want to make sure everyone gets home safely from their adventures.

We all want to go out this summer, but it takes time to plan. Think about how you would seek help if it happened.

For those heading outdoors, a registered distress beacon is a lifeline that can call your location for help in life-threatening situations. may save you.You can rent or buy a distress signal, carry it with you, and register it here Because it’s quick, easy, and free to register. Give searchers important information to help them get to you if you get lost or injured.

If you plan to get out and explore, we recommend taking the time to learn about the destination and use our recently developed guides to prepare. plan my walk Complete with app, tracking alerts met service With weather information, a gear list, and a personalized plan and profile section, this app is perfect for planning a healthy summer.

A gear list is a great help for those on the go. Many people find themselves in unprepared situations and not adequately protected from the elements, especially if the weather changes or they get lost. The weather can change quickly, so it’s a good idea to be prepared. Extra food is fine too.

The Land Safety Code outlines five essential steps to safely enjoy the outdoors.

Choose the trip that’s right for you: Kōwhiria te haerenga tika māu. Learning about routes and developing your skills on them is worthwhile.
Understanding the weather: Kia mārama ki te huarere. It can change rapidly. Check your forecast and change your plans if necessary.
Pack warm clothes and extra food. Be prepared for bad weather or an unexpected extra night out.
Share your plans: Whakamōhiotia atu ō whakaritenga. Telling someone you trust about your trip details and receiving beacons can save lives.
Take care of yourself and each other: Tiakina koe me tangata kē atu. Eat, drink, rest, stick with your group and make decisions together.

For helpful information on staying safe outdoors, see the Mountain Safety Council resources.


Published by Police Media Center

Note to media: If you would like to speak with your local police regarding this release, you can contact the Police District Search and Rescue Spokesperson.
If you would like to speak with the Mountain Safety Council, please contact us directly.

https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/heading-great-outdoors-these-holidays-ka-puta-atu-koe-ki-te-koraha-i-%C4%93nei-hararei Are these vacations headed for the great outdoors? Ka puta atu koe ki te koraha i ēnei hararei?

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