\" \" New Zealand has become a magnet for extreme adventurers, in large part because of protections provided by the Accident Compensation Corporation. Why extreme activities in New Zealand? But others claim the rise of extreme sports may be related to something few people are aware of: the ACC. AdvertisementThe Accident Compensation CorporationThe ACC, or Accident Compensation Corporation, was created in 1974 by the New Zealand government. Hence, New Zealand is still more more attractive to those providing extreme adventure.