The MSC (Mountain Safety Council NZ) are no longer running courses but in its place a new incorporated society has been set up called Outdoor Training NZ (OTNZ) formed by former MSC instructors in order to continue to run low cost quality safety courses by volunteers.
OTNZ currently (Sept 2015) only offer bushcraft course but are growing and expanding rapidly with a plan to develop training courses specifically designed to meet the needs of Te Araroa trail walkers. OTNZ have qualified instructors committed to delivering high quality courses. OTNZ currently have active branches in the Waikato and Manawatu regions they are currently working on setting up branches in Northland and Auckland but in the interim can provide instructors and training sessions in these regions on a as need basis. For more information visit their website: Outdoor Training NZ (OTNZ)
See below a list of other bushcraft or risk management training course providers. It is not an exhaustive list of providers and there may be others you wish to contact. The MSC and Te Araroa does not specifically endorse any of these providers, and recommends you undertake your own research in order to find a bushcraft or risk management training course provider that suits you.
- Auckland - SOS Survival Training
- Great Barrier Island / Tongariro - Hillary Outdoors
- Taranaki - Taranaki Outdoor Pursuit Centre (TOPEC)
- Canterbury / Lewis Pass - Boyle River Outdoor Eduction Centre
- Christchurch - Outdoor Education New Zealand