Outdoor Enthusiasts Wanted for New Outdoor Research Community

27th March 2024|4 min
Media Release | For immediate release 

The NZ Mountain Safety Council (MSC) is calling for outdoor enthusiasts to join its new Adventure Voice outdoor research community and help shape the future of outdoor safety in Aotearoa. 

Adventure Voice welcomes individuals of all experience levels, abilities and land-based outdoor interests. Whether you prefer walking, hunting, biking, running, climbing or snowsports, your participation will offer valuable insights to enhance MSC's safety education resources. 

Community members will be invited to take part in regular short online surveys, sharing their experiences, insights, and opinions on various outdoor recreation topics. In return, they will receive regular updates on insights and the chance to win exclusive community prizes.  

“Adventure Voice is incredibly exciting because it will allow us to learn more about the everyday people across Aotearoa who make up our outdoor community”, says MSC CEO Mike Daisley.  

“We’re looking forward to having new and valuable insights into how people actually plan, prepare, and adventure in the outdoors.” 

“Whether you like short walks, hearty tramps, scaling mountains or riding down them, sliding on snow, or scaling crags, your voice matters. We're looking for people from all walks of life, across all types of land-based outdoor recreation, to give us honest insights about what they do when heading off on adventures, big or small.” 

Daisley says Adventure Voice will support the MSC to be more responsive to the needs of the outdoor community, and make sure everyone has the knowledge they need to make it home safely. 

“We aim to provide resources that are genuinely helpful for New Zealanders heading outdoors, and that help everyone to have a positive safe experience. To do our job well, we need to understand where the need is - and part of that is understanding how people are preparing for their adventures, big or small. The Adventure Voice community will give us a valuable snapshot of how people from all walks of life across Aotearoa are thinking and acting when they plan, prepare and head off on their adventures.  

Join the Adventure Voice community at: www.adventurevoice.nz   


As a member of Adventure Voice, you’ll: 

  • Have your say on a range of outdoor topics through confidential online surveys. 
  • Contribute to accurate data and insights about Aotearoa’s outdoor recreation community. 
  • Receive exclusive community updates on MSC research and insights. 
  • Go in the monthly draw to win one of 3x $100 Prezzy® Cards.  

Plus, you’ll have the chance to win additional spot prizes when you complete short online surveys!