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RESEARCH:

Summary of Recreational Boating Research conducted by Research New Zealand

UNIVERSITY OR ORGANISATION: Maritime New Zealand

 

SUBJECT: Boating
TYPE: Survey
DATE: 2016


Whether at sea, on lakes or rivers, recreational boating in New Zealand is a popular pastime and enjoyed by many people. There are however, a number of fatalities each year that are associated with this activity. In 2000 the National Pleasure Boat Safety Forum (Forum) was established to investigate and coordinate national recreational boating safety initiatives. Maritime New Zealand, functioning as the chair of the Forum, commissioned Research New Zealand (Research NZ) to survey the recreational boating population in order to provide more data to contribute to a more complete picture of the boating population in New Zealand. Additionally, the aim of the research was to gauge whether the appropriate safety messages and initiatives were reaching the appropriate audiences.

 

COUNTRY

New Zealand

AUTHORS

Research New Zealand

JOURNAL / PUBLICATION

N/A

RESPONDENTS

1500 New Zealanders

765 reported as 'boaties'

Regions:

Northland

Auckland

Waikato / Taupo

Bay of Plenty

Gisborne

Hawke's Bay

Taranaki

Manawatu-Wanganui

Wellington / Wairarapa

Tasman

Nelson

Marlborough

Canterbury / West Coast

Otago

Southland

ACTIVITY

Boating

Kayaking

Sailing

Jet Skiing

Dinghy

Powerboat

ENVIRONMENT

Ocean

Rivers

Lakes

AGE

18+

GENDER

Male

Female

ETHNICITY

NZ European / Pakeha

Maori

Pacific Peoples

Asian

Other

 

 
 

 

 

 

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