Posted by: sabrina | September 22, 2009

Key reacts on grieving dad’s email

STUFF.CO.NZ: AFTER having received an email from a grieving father who lost his daughter, Prime Minister John Key announces investigations into safety standards in the adventure tourism industry.MADDOG

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Emily Jordan was killed in a riverboarding accident

English Tourist Emily Jordan, 21, died in an accident in April last year, when being trapped under water for 20 minutes while riverboarding with Queenstown’s Mad Dog River Boarding.

Her father Chris called for stronger regulation of adventure tourism in an email and suggested to replace the current self-regulatory system with a high-quality licensing system.

Tourism Minister John Key’s reaction: “Tourism is critically important to New Zealand and we must do all we can to ensure visitor safety.”

read the whole story on stuff.co.nz

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– read about the email

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