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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 - 10:43

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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AP Exclusive: US, Mexico open new maritime front in drug war - New Zealand Herald

Thu, 29/03/2018 - 18:59

AP Exclusive: US, Mexico open new maritime front in drug war
New Zealand Herald
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. and Mexican governments are sparring over immigration and trade, but the two countries are joining forces on the high seas like never before to go after drug smugglers. The United States, Mexico and Colombia will target drug ...

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Busy summer season for Coastguard volunteers - Times Online - Auckland

Thu, 29/03/2018 - 14:27

Times Online - Auckland

Busy summer season for Coastguard volunteers
Times Online - Auckland
Coastguard volunteers have had one of their busiest summer periods in recent years with more people requiring Coastguard's help around New Zealand's coastline, lakes and waterways. Easter weekend marks the official end of the summer boating season ...

Maketu Coastguard volunteers in marathon effort to help sailing vessel in trouble off Motiti Island - New Zealand Herald

Thu, 29/03/2018 - 11:55

Maketu Coastguard volunteers in marathon effort to help sailing vessel in trouble off Motiti Island
New Zealand Herald
Five volunteer members of Maketu Coastguard spent seven hours out on the water in rough conditions after a call out from a yacht in trouble. At 11.30pm on Tuesday, March 20, Maritime NZ received a call from a person on board a 13m sail boat which ...

33pct rise in Coastguard's summer rescues - Newshub

Thu, 29/03/2018 - 08:32

Newshub

33pct rise in Coastguard's summer rescues
Newshub
... were for mechanical issues." Major incidents included rescuing stranded motorists and residents in rapidly flooding rivers in Canterbury, and rescuing a critically ill passenger from a cruise liner in heavy seas off Auckland. The summer boating ...

Man cheats death after burning alive following yacht explosion off Waiheke Island - New Zealand Herald

Wed, 28/03/2018 - 18:53

New Zealand Herald

Man cheats death after burning alive following yacht explosion off Waiheke Island
New Zealand Herald
But at the end of a day of fishing, Peter Wills was covered in burns and fearing death - his skin peeling off his body like a banana. On Sunday, March 4 the retired welder headed out off the coast of Waiheke for some rest and relaxation. That morning ...

Rogue waves hit Hawaii fishing vessel that sank, owner says - New Zealand Herald

Wed, 28/03/2018 - 13:40

Rogue waves hit Hawaii fishing vessel that sank, owner says
New Zealand Herald
Robert Ballard, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Honolulu, said rogue waves can happen in and outside of storm systems and that it's even possible to have two waves come from different directions. "We know that rogue waves can be up to twice ...

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Correction: Hawaii-Fishing Boat Sinks story - New Zealand Herald

Wed, 28/03/2018 - 11:21

Correction: Hawaii-Fishing Boat Sinks story
New Zealand Herald
HONOLULU (AP) — A commercial fishing crew and a federal observer were rescued after their vessel sank and they spent hours in a life raft hundreds of miles off the coast of Hawaii, the U.S. Coast Guard said Monday. The agency said it received an ...

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An aid group brought rescued migrants to Italy. Now they'll stand trial for doing so - Stuff.co.nz

Wed, 28/03/2018 - 06:20

Stuff.co.nz

An aid group brought rescued migrants to Italy. Now they'll stand trial for doing so
Stuff.co.nz
Earlier this month, a ship patrolling the central Mediterranean on a search-and-rescue mission saved 117 migrants - including a 3-month-old baby in urgent need of medical attention - and brought them to Sicily. For that act, the two leaders of the ship ...

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Philippines to patrol disputed shoal despite China protest - New Zealand Herald

Mon, 26/03/2018 - 22:13

Philippines to patrol disputed shoal despite China protest
New Zealand Herald
Two of the aircraft were delivered in March last year and one was used by the Philippine navy for the first time in late January to patrol the Scarborough area, where it spotted nine Chinese vessels, including four Chinese coast guard ships, and four ...

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Silt hampers Coastguard and boaties at Whanganui boat ramp - New Zealand Herald

Mon, 26/03/2018 - 09:00

Silt hampers Coastguard and boaties at Whanganui boat ramp
New Zealand Herald
A significant buildup of silt is making Whanganui's boat ramp unusable at times — and causing problems for the Coastguard. Coastguard Wanganui president Garry Hawkins said the silt at the Wharf Street ramp meant launching rescue boats from Putiki ...

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Saudi Arabia's Red Sea divers explore freedoms off the coast - New Zealand Herald

Mon, 26/03/2018 - 00:19

Saudi Arabia's Red Sea divers explore freedoms off the coast
New Zealand Herald
One lesser-known change has already had a huge impact on Alosaimi's life. She says the Saudi Coast Guard no longer stops women from going out on boats without a male guardian, such as a husband, father or brother. Rather than do shore dives, she can ...

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S. Korea's coast guard rescues all 163 after ferry hits rock - New Zealand Herald

Sun, 25/03/2018 - 21:56

S. Korea's coast guard rescues all 163 after ferry hits rock
New Zealand Herald
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's coast guard said it rescued all 163 people from a ferry that hit a large rock in waters off the country's southwestern coast on Sunday. At least six people sustained minor injuries. A coast guard official said ...

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