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TrackSAFE New Zealand

TrackSAFE New Zealand

In October 2013 TrackSAFE amalgamated with New Zealand rail safety charity the Chris Cairns Foundation to form TrackSAFE NZ.

TrackSAFE Foundation New Zealand (TrackSAFE NZ) is a charitable trust incorporated under the Charitable Trusts Act 1957 and governed by a Board of Directors. 

The not-for-profit Trust aims to raise awareness about rail safety in New Zealand and educate the public on how to keep themselves safe around tracks and trains.  In doing so, TrackSAFE aims to reduce the number of rail-related incidents in New Zealand.

The Trust was formerly known as the Chris Cairns Foundation, which was set up in 2006 by former international cricketer Chris Cairns. He set up the organisation in memory of his sister Louise who was killed in a level crossing collision between a truck and a passenger train in 1993. In October 2013, the Chris Cairns Foundation became TrackSAFE NZ – amalgamating with harm prevention charity TrackSAFE in Australia.

The two organisations signed a memorandum of understanding at the launch which recognises their common interests and commitment to promoting safety and reducing incidents in both countries.

TrackSAFE NZ predominantly focuses on education and awareness raising activities which include:

  • Rail safety advertising;
  • Publicity and media relations;
  • Awareness raising events and campaigns; and
  • Promoting best practice safety education to schools and the rail industry

TrackSAFE also works closely with key stakeholder groups – acting as an advocate for ongoing improvement in the rail and road network to eliminate hazards and reduce incidents.


Megan Drayton
Foundation Manager
Phone: +64 4 498 2010 | Mobile: +64 274 727 002 | Email:
Address: Level 4, Wellington Railway Station, Bunny Street, Wellington 6011
Postal Address: PO Box 593 Wellington 6140, New Zealand