Riverland Adventures Limited

Court Summary - at a glance

Date of offence:
11 October 2012
 
Plea:
Not Guilty
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Final decision date:
 
Fine imposed:
$120,000

Safety lessons learned:

-

Defendant name:
Riverland Adventures Limited
 
Industry:
Arts and recreation
 
Date of offence:
11 October 2012
 
Facts in brief:
The defendant company operated quad bike adventure tours. The group travelled on public roadways and farmland. As the tour neared its completion, the group was travelling on a public road with a gravel surface, when the victim was found lying on the roadway, her quad bike on its side.

The victim sustained severe head injuries and died 10 days later in hospital when her life support was withdrawn.
 
Offence section:
S16(2)(b)(i) Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992
 
Date charged:

Court:
Manukau - District Court
 
Plea:
Not Guilty
 
Final decision date:
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Fine imposed:
$120,000
 
Maximum fine available:
$250,000
 
Reparation:
$0