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100000 Auckland homes estimated to be without power - Voxy

Wed, 11/04/2018 - 07:34

100000 Auckland homes estimated to be without power
Voxy
"This has been an exceptional event caused by a unique set up and while damaging winds and powercuts were specifically forecast by WeatherWatch.co.nz earlier today the fact the centre of this deepening low made landfall in Waikato and brushed South ...

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Wahine disaster 50th anniversary begins with dawn service at Eastbourne - New Zealand Herald

Tue, 10/04/2018 - 06:36

New Zealand Herald

Wahine disaster 50th anniversary begins with dawn service at Eastbourne
New Zealand Herald
The Wahine disaster led to the creation of the Wellington Volunteer Coastguard and an air rescue service. An "Are you prepared" display, organised by the Search and Rescue Council and the trust, will highlight the importance of rescue services ...
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Mayor says air ambulance review 'absolutely unacceptable' - The Southland Times

Mon, 09/04/2018 - 16:38

The Southland Times

Mayor says air ambulance review 'absolutely unacceptable'
The Southland Times
Rescue Coordination Centre NZ Manager Mike Hill said it worked with Southern Lakes Helicopters based in Te Anau 18 times in the 2017 financial year. He said NASO was keeping the centre informed during the review and the centre's priority was ensuring ...

River City Park up impresses visitors and locals - New Zealand Herald

Mon, 09/04/2018 - 09:00

River City Park up impresses visitors and locals
New Zealand Herald
All proceeds from the weekend's event will go to Riding for the Disabled, Surf Lifesaving and the Coastguard. The Coastguard boat was on display at the grounds too and Bruce Peterson said the welcome donation would got to running the service. "It all ...

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What's on in Wellington to mark the 50th anniversary of the Wahine disaster - Stuff.co.nz

Mon, 09/04/2018 - 07:12

Stuff.co.nz

What's on in Wellington to mark the 50th anniversary of the Wahine disaster
Stuff.co.nz
The waterfront will host two exhibitions on the disaster. At Shed 6 from 11.30am to 4.30pm will be the "Wahine 50 - PS Are You Prepared" display of Wellington's emergency response organisations. People will be able to meet the volunteers who staff the ...

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Wahine disaster survivors' thank-you to rescuers at 50th anniversary events in Wellington - New Zealand Herald

Mon, 09/04/2018 - 05:01

New Zealand Herald

Wahine disaster survivors' thank-you to rescuers at 50th anniversary events in Wellington
New Zealand Herald
In 1969, the Royal Humane Society of New Zealand presented a gold medal to then Prime Minister Keith Holyoake to commemorate the bravery of all Wahine rescuers. The society also presented a gold medal to the police force, in recognition of the heroic ...

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Dramatic rescue: Boaties left clinging to debris off Cape Kidnappers coast - New Zealand Herald

Mon, 09/04/2018 - 01:05

Dramatic rescue: Boaties left clinging to debris off Cape Kidnappers coast
New Zealand Herald
Coastguard Hawke's Bay rescue vessel skipper Henry Van Tuel said they were alerted by police at 5.18pm. "By 5:38 we had six crew on board and were heading out the channel. We also had a radio and incident management team organised. "Unfortunately we ...

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Dramatic rescue: Boaties left clinging to debris off Cape Kidnappers coast - New Zealand Herald

Mon, 09/04/2018 - 01:00

Dramatic rescue: Boaties left clinging to debris off Cape Kidnappers coast
New Zealand Herald
Coastguard Hawke's Bay rescue vessel skipper Henry Van Tuel said they were alerted by police at 5.18pm. "By 5:38 we had six crew on board and were heading out the channel. We also had a radio and incident management team organised. "Unfortunately we ...

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Marine vessel may have caused leaks into Straits of Mackinac - New Zealand Herald

Sat, 07/04/2018 - 01:31

Marine vessel may have caused leaks into Straits of Mackinac
New Zealand Herald
(AP) — A marine vessel may have caused a leak of coolant fluid from submerged electric cables into the waterway that connects Lake Huron and Lake Michigan, the U.S. Coast Guard said Friday. About 600 gallons (2,270 liters) of a synthetic mineral oil ...

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Crewman credited with saving lives as fishing boat sank - New Zealand Herald

Fri, 06/04/2018 - 18:42

Crewman credited with saving lives as fishing boat sank
New Zealand Herald
The Coast Guard confirmed the conditions observed by Dysart, who believes the boat was simply positioned incorrectly — not facing into the oncoming waves — when it sank. NOAA's observer program manager in Honolulu also said he had no reason to doubt ...

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Marine search and rescue exercise near Porirua tomorrow | New ... - New Zealand Police (press release)

Fri, 06/04/2018 - 15:57

Marine search and rescue exercise near Porirua tomorrow | New ...
New Zealand Police (press release)
This Saturday, 7 April 2018, Wellington will be holding its Marine SAREX, which is a day-long marine search and rescue exercise based on the Mana coastline. Teams will be deployed into search areas determined by the weather and tide conditions on the ...

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Auckland's regional fuel tax angers local boaties | Stuff.co.nz - Stuff.co.nz

Fri, 06/04/2018 - 10:56

Stuff.co.nz

Auckland's regional fuel tax angers local boaties | Stuff.co.nz
Stuff.co.nz
Recreational Auckland boaties could be paying up to an extra $60 in tax every time they fill up for a day on the water.

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Crews continue removing oil from underwater electric cables - New Zealand Herald

Fri, 06/04/2018 - 09:16

Crews continue removing oil from underwater electric cables
New Zealand Herald
The U.S. Coast Guard says about 600 gallons (2,271 liters) of mineral-based synthetic oil escaped into the waterway linking Lakes Huron and Michigan. The cables are operated by Wisconsin-based American Transmission Company, which has taken them out of ...

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More than 500 cars expected at River City Park Up - New Zealand Herald

Fri, 06/04/2018 - 09:03

More than 500 cars expected at River City Park Up
New Zealand Herald
The Wanganui Road Rodders' inaugural park up drew more than 500 cars to the City College grounds. More are expected this weekend. By: Zaryd Wilson. Zaryd Wilson is a reporter for the Wanganui Chronicle. zaryd.wilson@wanganuichronicle.co.nz ZarydW ...

More than 500 cars expected at River City Park Up - New Zealand Herald

Fri, 06/04/2018 - 09:03

More than 500 cars expected at River City Park Up
New Zealand Herald
The River City Park Up also includes food stalls, face painting and trade displays. "There's lots for people to see and do and have a go at. It brings a lot of people to town." Last year's event raised about $4500 for charity and this year proceeds ...

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Waikanae youth enjoy taste of fishing - New Zealand Herald

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 13:22

New Zealand Herald

Waikanae youth enjoy taste of fishing
New Zealand Herald
The day started with a cooked breakfast for the young people, family supporters, boat crews, and Waikanae Coastguard and Paraparaumu Coastguard — whose rescue vessels provided close support during the event. The fish caught was filleted by volunteer ...

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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