NZRCA refutes ‘cartel’ accusation


NZRCA president, Robin Rutter-Baumann, was interviewed on Morning Report today, by Sean Plunkett, about the Coroner’s inquest into the fatal kayak accident on the Buller River in 2002. The NZRCA has issued a Media Release (PDF, 60k), refuting claims that the kayaking industry acted like a “closed cartel” during the Maritime Safety Authority (MSA) inquiry. The NZRCA’s concerns are outlined in more detail in Tony Ward-Holmes’ article Risk and Recreation, Reflections on the Buller Drowning Jan 2002