A bushcraft manual has been published to help trampers stay safe in the great outdoors.
The New Zealand Mountain Safety Council guide includes tips on trip planning, managing risk, river safety and emergency procedures.
It is aimed at both novices and those with experience to help people enjoy the bush safely.
About 400 search and rescue operations were carried out in the bush last year. More than three quarters of those needing rescue were New Zealanders.
Hard-core survivalist Bear Grylls is set to make his Kiwi debut to raise money for a children's hospital and the families of the Pike River miners.
The adventure-mad Briton, star of "reality" TV show Man vs. Wild, has been confirmed for two New Zealand events next month as part of a charity fundraiser.
Grylls, 36, began his climb to fame in 1998, when he entered the Guinness Book of Records as the youngest Briton to conquer Everest, just two years after breaking his back…Continue
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