Comercial kayaking seminars

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Invitation to Seminars.
Commercial Kayaking and Canoeing.
MSA is organising a series of seminars over the next month dealing with the future management of risk in the commercial kayaking and canoeing sectors. You are invited to participate at one or the other of these meetings, which are being held in:

ï Taupo at Manuels, 243 Lake Terrace, Taupo on Friday 29 August
ï Nelson at the Rutherford Hotel, Trafalgar Square on Monday 1 September
ï Hanmer Springs at the Heritage Hotel, 1 Conical Hill Road on Tuesday 9 September
ï Te Anau at the Te Anau Hotel & Villas (Holiday Inn) Lakefront Drive on Wed 10 September

The seminars will begin at 9.00 a.m. and run through to approximately 3.30 p.m. There is no charge, and lunch, morning and afternoon coffee will be provided.

The purpose of the seminars is to outline MSAís interest in the commercial kayaking and canoeing sectors and our approach to standards development. It is also for us, and for other attendees, an opportunity to learn and debate participantsí views of the preferred future arrangements for managing risk in these sectors ñ which could include developing national standards, extending local navigational safety bylaws, and promoting codes of practice and quality tourism standards.

A summary of the issues discussed at the first MSA kayaking and canoeing seminar, held at Paihia in mid-May, is attached.

We would be grateful if you could indicate your interest in participating in one or other of these meetings by phoning Simon OíBrien on 04 494 1262 (free phone 0508 225522), or emailing simon.obrien@msa.govt.nz by:

ï 25 August - Taupo & Nelson
ï 4 September - Hanmer Springs & Te Anau

We are sending this invitation to those individuals and organisations that we know have an interest in commercial kayaking and canoeing. Our information is not complete, and we would be grateful if you could pass this invitation on to any other interested parties.

Yours sincerely

John Marshall
Manager, Safety and Environmental Standards