All risky adventure tourism businesses would have to be registered and pass an upfront safety audit to operate, under a new Government proposal.
The proposal is in response to a review ordered by Prime Minister John Key into the adventure tourism industry, following a number of deaths that have happened in the sector in recent years.
One such tragedy was the death of British tourist Emily Jordan, 21, who became trapped between rocks while riding a body-board down a raging river near Queenstown in 2008.
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