Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

NZONE Skydive: Incident at Lake Wakatipu

Statement From NZONE Skydive
Incident at Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown, New Zealand

11 January 2018

NZONE Skydive Executive Director Anthony Ritter today expressed his deepest sympathies and condolences to the family and friends of a foreign national, missing presumed drowned, following a skydiving incident in New Zealand yesterday.

Mr Ritter said a search and recovery operation was continuing in Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown for the missing man, aged in his twenties.

He said counselling and support services had been offered to jump zone staff and crew. Mr Ritter said the tandem master, who had completed over 3 thousand jumps, was recovering well with minor bruises after being released from hospital last night.

Mr Ritter said the company had launched an internal review to assess its processes and protocols at NZONE Skydive. He said skydiving operations at the site had been voluntarily suspended until further notice.

“On behalf of the company, I would like to pass on my deepest sympathies to the family of the missing man. We’re devastated by the incident.

“Our staff would like to acknowledge the heartfelt messages of support that they received from all over New Zealand. The close-knit community of Queenstown has rallied behind them during this difficult time.

“We are cooperating fully with investigating authorities and are providing statements and assistance where we can.

“Over the past 25 years, more than three hundred thousand passengers have jumped with NZONE Skydive – and this is the first incident of its kind at this site,” Mr Ritter said.

-ends-

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Claims About The CPTPP

As a Tufts study usefully explained, some of the basic mechanisms of the original TPP (and the CCTPP is not radically different in this respect) would – in practice – contribute to income inequality, by further tilting the existing imbalance between those reliant on profit-taking as a source of income, and those reliant on wages...

Under the original TPP deal, the Tufts team estimated, 5,000 jobs would have been lost across New Zealand. More>>

 

Growing The Regions: Provincial Growth Fund Open For Business

The new $1 billion per annum Provincial Growth Fund has been officially launched in Gisborne today by Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones. ... More>>

ALSO:

22/2: Earthquake Memorial Service In Christchurch

"The theme of this year's service, 'Keeping their dreams alive" helps us look back at all that we've lost with a sense of hope and aspiration for the future,'' says the Mayor. "It also helps us to recall all those who came to our rescue and those who offered support at our time of need and what that meant to us." More>>

ALSO:

Submissions Closing: Mangroves Bill 'Designed To Bypass RMA'

Forest & Bird is releasing emails which show the Mangroves Management Bill is intended to completely override the safeguards of the Resource Management Act (RMA). More>>

ALSO:

EQC Shakeup: Chair Of Earthquake Commission Has Resigned

The Chair of the Earthquake Commission, Sir Maarten Wevers, has resigned following receipt of a letter from Minister Responsible for the Earthquake Commission, Dr Megan Woods expressing her displeasure with the performance of the Commission ... More>>

ALSO:

NZer Of the Year: Gender Pay Equity Activist, Kristine Bartlett – A Brilliant Choice

National Council of Women (NCWNZ) CEO and Gender Equal NZ Spokesperson, Dr Gill Greer says she’s delighted with news that equal pay champion, Kristine Bartlett, has been named New Zealander of the Year . More>>

ALSO:

Perceived Transparency: New Zealand #1 Least Corrupt Public Sector In The World

New Zealand's public sector is ranked the least corrupt in the world, according to Transparency International's 2017 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) released globally today. More>>

ALSO:

Reviews: Three-Year Work Programme For Education

The work programme includes the NCEA review, a review of Tomorrow’s Schools, developing a future-focused Education Workforce Strategy, a continuous focus on raising achievement for Māori and Pasifika learners, an action plan for learning support, an early learning strategic plan, a comprehensive review of school property. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages