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Nelson Coastguard commemorates Wahinē disaster's 50th anniversary - The Nelson Mail

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 11:00

The Nelson Mail

Nelson Coastguard commemorates Wahinē disaster's 50th anniversary
The Nelson Mail
Coastguard NZ's Pete Kara said the Wahinē disaster was a catalyst in a national organisation being established in 1976 and so it was good to acknowledge this connection in some way. "It's always a good reminder to know where you've come from but also ...

Synthetic coolant leaks from power cables in Michigan waters - New Zealand Herald

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 06:49

Synthetic coolant leaks from power cables in Michigan waters
New Zealand Herald
The leak was discovered after the two cables tripped offline Sunday evening, the company said in a statement. Pressure on the system was reduced Monday to keep the loss to a minimum as personnel traced the source of the leak. The cause was unknown and ...

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Malaysia intercepts boat carrying Rohingya refugees - New Zealand Herald

Tue, 03/04/2018 - 19:05

Malaysia intercepts boat carrying Rohingya refugees
New Zealand Herald
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's navy chief says authorities have detained a boat carrying 56 people believed to be Muslim Rohingya refugees who fled from Myanmar. Adm. Ahmad Kamarulzaman Ahmad Badaruddin says the boat was intercepted after it ...

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Naked man chased by police swims halfway to Mokoia Island in Lake Rotorua - New Zealand Herald

Tue, 03/04/2018 - 13:55

Naked man chased by police swims halfway to Mokoia Island in Lake Rotorua
New Zealand Herald
A naked man who ran through some of Rotorua's tourist attractions before jumping into Lake Rotorua had to be rescued by the Coastguard. The 20-year-old got about halfway to Mokoia Island, about 6km from the lake edge, before he was rescued. Members of ...

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Taking to the skies after Children's Day - Waikato Times

Tue, 03/04/2018 - 09:45

Waikato Times

Taking to the skies after Children's Day
Waikato Times
If you won a ride in a helicopter who would you take? That's the dilemma for 10-year-old Maiah Ngawhika who has a big whānau and an even bigger group of friends. Maiah was one of hundreds of young people who entered the Children's Day competition to ...

Scott Brown: Pacific's neighbourhood watch - New Zealand Herald

Tue, 03/04/2018 - 05:00

New Zealand Herald

Scott Brown: Pacific's neighbourhood watch
New Zealand Herald
So many people depend on this New Zealand capability in times of extreme need. And these few examples are just a glimpse into a long legacy of New Zealand's Government and military stepping in to help. This is a legacy we're proud to mirror in the ...

Greece: 58 migrants rescued off Greek island in Aegean Sea - New Zealand Herald

Tue, 03/04/2018 - 01:18

Greece: 58 migrants rescued off Greek island in Aegean Sea
New Zealand Herald
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Dozens of migrants who sent out a distress call while off the coast of the eastern Aegean island of Samos were rescued Monday after their boat was towed to land, Greek authorities said. The boat, carrying 58 people, was located ...

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Windsurfers safe after earlier trouble - Otago Daily Times

Sat, 31/03/2018 - 14:09

Otago Daily Times

Windsurfers safe after earlier trouble
Otago Daily Times
Police on the shore facing Matiu-Somes Island, were windsurgers were stranded. Photo: NZ Herald. Two windsurfers reported to be in trouble off the coast of Wellington this afternoon are all safe, police say. The pair became stuck on Matiu-Somes Island ...

Windsurfers in trouble off coast of Wellington now safe - New Zealand Herald

Sat, 31/03/2018 - 13:17

Radio New Zealand

Windsurfers in trouble off coast of Wellington now safe
New Zealand Herald
"Police would urgently like to hear from any event participants who have exited the water without reporting back to the event organisers," police said earlier. "We would also like to hear from anyone who has found equipment unattended on the shore ...
Windsurfers 'all accounted for' after being reported missing in ...Stuff.co.nz
Windsurfers safe after earlier troubleOtago Daily Times
Windsurfers in trouble in high winds on Wellington HarbourScoop.co.nz (press release)
Radio New Zealand -New Zealand Police (press release) -Voxy
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Windsurfers 'all accounted for' after being reported missing in Wellington harbour - Stuff.co.nz

Sat, 31/03/2018 - 12:32

Radio New Zealand

Windsurfers 'all accounted for' after being reported missing in Wellington harbour
Stuff.co.nz
Waterbourne event organiser Laurence Carey said the police and the Coast Guard did a "great job" in helping them locate 20 struggling windsurfers in Wellington Harbour. The search for windsurfers reported missing in Wellington Harbour has ended after ...
Windsurfers in trouble off coast of Wellington now safe - NZ HeraldNew Zealand Herald
Windsurfers in trouble in Wgtn Harbour - policeRadio New Zealand
Windsurfers in trouble in Wellington Harbour | New Zealand PoliceNew Zealand Police (press release)
Scoop.co.nz (press release) -NZCity -Voxy
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Quiet summer for the Coastguard in Gisborne waters - Gisborne Herald

Sat, 31/03/2018 - 10:45

Quiet summer for the Coastguard in Gisborne waters
Gisborne Herald
Gisborne Coastguard has had a quiet summer (and early autumn) so far, with only two callouts since the season started — in stark contrast to the rest of the country, where Coastguard NZ crews have rescued more than 120 people. The national rescue ...

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Lake Okataina: 'The most stupid boat ramp in New Zealand' - New Zealand Herald

Sat, 31/03/2018 - 06:00

New Zealand Herald

Lake Okataina: 'The most stupid boat ramp in New Zealand'
New Zealand Herald
The Coastguard has to take parts off its trailer so it fits within the ramp walls. "It is almost unusable for us which is very annoying," he said. "It needs bowling over and [to be] replaced." Rotorua fisherman Peter Morrison described the ramp as a ...

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