Auckland Sea Kayaks falls under an Adventurous Activity so any research paper that is published in regards to the subject is of interest. In 2014 Purvi Salla published a paper called ‘New Zealand as a Safe Adventure Destination – Is it a reality?’. It was her dissertation for a Masters of Tourism Studies.
The research paper states that Adventure Tourism plays a large factor in the New Zealand tourism industry and a huge economic earner. Risk is involved and needs to be addressed. Like many academic papers, it needs to reference other research. In 2014 new regulations were brought into effect. As limited research was available the paper does not cover this in detail.
It is worth a read and can be seen at this link http://aut.researchgateway.ac.nz/bitstream/handle/10292/7617/SallaP.pdf?sequence=3