The New Zealand Branch is proud to announce that we have recently passed an external OutdoorsMark safety audit conducted by Outdoors New Zealand. OutdoorsMark is New Zealand’s outdoor sector safety audit program. It is newly required by national law and the New Zealand Department of Conservation for our operating concession permits. Our field audit took place during the boreal fall instructor’s course, and the desk audit throughout October. Passing this external audit review by our industry peers is a milestone for our branch team. The OutdoorsMark accreditation is valid until October 2014 with annual self-assessment reporting. Mark Jordan, New Zealand Programme Director displays our certificate of achievement.