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Planned Russian statue starts mini-Cold War in American city - New Zealand Herald

Sun, 25/03/2018 - 02:32

Planned Russian statue starts mini-Cold War in American city
New Zealand Herald
A Russian-American joint commission on POWs and MIAs wanted the monument in Elizabeth City because of a top-secret WWII operation at U.S. Coast Guard station there. Declassified just a few years ago, Project Zebra helped train about 300 Soviet aviators ...

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2 Chinese rescued more than 50 hours after dredger capsized - New Zealand Herald

Sat, 24/03/2018 - 19:10

2 Chinese rescued more than 50 hours after dredger capsized
New Zealand Herald
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two Chinese sailors have been rescued more than 50 hours after their sand dredger capsized off Malaysia's southern coast, a maritime official said Saturday. Three more bodies were also discovered, leaving nine others ...

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Hamilton man rescued from Northland beach was circumnavigating the country - Waikato Times

Fri, 23/03/2018 - 09:45

Waikato Times

Hamilton man rescued from Northland beach was circumnavigating the country
Waikato Times
The Hamilton man was severely hypothermic and clinging to his home-made kayak when rescuers plucked him from the darkness off the coast of a remote Northland beach. He'd been caught out in rapidly rising seas for three hours after capsizing while ...

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Hurricane Harvey's toxic impact deeper than public told - New Zealand Herald

Thu, 22/03/2018 - 22:38

Hurricane Harvey's toxic impact deeper than public told
New Zealand Herald
The release was initially reported to the Coast Guard at 42,000 gallons — and residents would only learn of it a week later through news reports. Not until 11 days after the spill did Magellan report that it was actually more than 10 times bigger ...

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Canoeist saved off Northland coast after activating distress beacon - New Zealand Herald

Thu, 22/03/2018 - 07:56

Canoeist saved off Northland coast after activating distress beacon
New Zealand Herald
"He did the right thing by carrying a distress beacon. When he was struggling to get ashore through breakers and his canoe capsized, he was able to raise the alarm," Wilson said. "He saved himself by activating his registered beacon to alert us of his ...

Canoeist saved off Northland coast after activating distress beacon - New Zealand Herald

Thu, 22/03/2018 - 07:56

Canoeist saved off Northland coast after activating distress beacon
New Zealand Herald
"He did the right thing by carrying a distress beacon. When he was struggling to get ashore through breakers and his canoe capsized, he was able to raise the alarm," Wilson said. "He saved himself by activating his registered beacon to alert us of his ...

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Chinese dredger capsizes off Malaysia; 1 dead, 14 missing - New Zealand Herald

Wed, 21/03/2018 - 22:51

Chinese dredger capsizes off Malaysia; 1 dead, 14 missing
New Zealand Herald
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Chinese sand-dredger capsized off Malaysia's southern coast on Wednesday, killing a crew member and leaving 14 others missing, Malaysia's coast guard said. Three Chinese citizens out of 18 crew members were rescued but ...

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Hokianga man to be remembered in chilli competition - Stuff.co.nz

Wed, 21/03/2018 - 14:34

Stuff.co.nz

Hokianga man to be remembered in chilli competition
Stuff.co.nz
Daniel Naera will be remembered in a Hokianga heat of the NZ chilli eating championships. The first ever New Zealand chilli eating champ and much-loved Hokianga man will be recognised in a local heat of the nationwide chilli-eating competition. Daniel ...

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NRC's contestable fund may become non-contestable - New Zealand Herald

Wed, 21/03/2018 - 07:00

NRC's contestable fund may become non-contestable
New Zealand Herald
It gives young people a chance to build hands-on emergency services skills by training with Coastguard, St John, NZ Red Cross, NZ Police and Ruakaka Surf Lifesaving. Emergency scenarios and an exercise based on a mock disaster are part of their ...

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Finland: Coast guard gives unsteady fawn a hand off ice - New Zealand Herald

Tue, 20/03/2018 - 05:56

Finland: Coast guard gives unsteady fawn a hand off ice
New Zealand Herald
HELSINKI (AP) — A fawn that became stranded on a patch of ice in Finland's Inkoo archipelago has gotten a hand from members of the Finnish coast guard. They spotted the unsteady animal from their hovercraft during a regular patrol on Saturday. Senior ...

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Questions arise after prolonged rescue and yacht crash on to rocks - New Zealand Herald

Tue, 20/03/2018 - 05:06

Questions arise after prolonged rescue and yacht crash on to rocks
New Zealand Herald
Initially Coastguard radio was advised of a distress call from two people on a vessel off Northland, about 10-15 nautical miles east of the Whangarei Harbour entrance. They were unable to reach the safety of the harbour with winds gusting up to 50 ...

Spanish aid group fears migrant trafficking charges in Italy - New Zealand Herald

Tue, 20/03/2018 - 02:19

Spanish aid group fears migrant trafficking charges in Italy
New Zealand Herald
ROME (AP) — The head of a Spanish aid group said Monday he fears that human trafficking charges may be brought against his staff after they refused to hand over rescued migrants to the Libyan coast guard during a tense high-seas standoff and then took ...

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Stricken snorkellers winched from Coromandel rocks in daring helicopter rescue - New Zealand Herald

Mon, 19/03/2018 - 16:04

Stricken snorkellers winched from Coromandel rocks in daring helicopter rescue
New Zealand Herald
With the rotor blades just 3m from bushes on a cliff south of Paunaui, the Whitianga Westpac Rescue Helicopter was able to winch intensive care paramedic Ross Aitken down to the first of two stricken snorkellers as they clung to rocks in rising seas ...

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Exclusive: Video shows Pauanui divers rescued from rocks in huge surf - New Zealand Herald

Mon, 19/03/2018 - 13:16

Exclusive: Video shows Pauanui divers rescued from rocks in huge surf
New Zealand Herald
Video shootage taken by Pauanui Coastguard Rescue show Westpac 1 Intensive Care Paramedic Ross Aitken being winched down to lift the two men off the rocks. There was barely enough room for Aitken to position his feet on one of the ledges to save one of ...

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Two yachtsmen rescued off Northland coast - TVNZ

Mon, 19/03/2018 - 10:56

New Zealand Herald

Two yachtsmen rescued off Northland coast
TVNZ
Two men have been airlifted from their stranded yacht off the Northland coast after it struck rocks. Source: 1 NEWS. The men had earlier sent a distress call on Saturday night from their 12-metre vessel after they had been unable to get to Whangarei ...
'Extremely exhausted': Stricken yachties rescued near WhangareiNew Zealand Herald
Stricken yachties await rescueRadio New Zealand

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'Extremely exhausted': Stricken yachties rescued near Whangarei - New Zealand Herald

Mon, 19/03/2018 - 08:09

New Zealand Herald

'Extremely exhausted': Stricken yachties rescued near Whangarei
New Zealand Herald
A man and a woman have been airlifted to hospital after being winched off a yacht which hit rocks after battling rough sea conditions for more than a day. Northland Rescue Helicopter pilot Steve Couchman said they were called to rescue the pair about 5 ...
Stricken yachties await rescue | Radio New Zealand NewsRadio New Zealand
Two yachtsmen rescued off Northland coastTVNZ

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Stricken yachties await rescue | Radio New Zealand News - Radio New Zealand

Sun, 18/03/2018 - 16:46

Radio New Zealand

Stricken yachties await rescue | Radio New Zealand News
Radio New Zealand
Two yachties are still waiting to be rescued off the Northland coast after four failed air and sea rescue attempts.
'Extremely exhausted': Stricken yachties rescued near WhangareiNew Zealand Herald

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Yacht rescue attempts remain unsuccessful - NZCity

Sun, 18/03/2018 - 16:30

Yacht rescue attempts remain unsuccessful
NZCity
Severe weather continues to hamper the rescue of two men stranded in a yacht at sea. The coastguard received a distress call on Saturday night from the men who were onboard a 12-metre vessel off the Northland Coast and couldn't get to the Whangarei ...

Helicopter rescue bid next for stricken yachties off Northland as rough seas scuttle Coastguard attempts - New Zealand Herald

Sun, 18/03/2018 - 15:20

Newshub

Helicopter rescue bid next for stricken yachties off Northland as rough seas scuttle Coastguard attempts
New Zealand Herald
Two men on board a troubled yacht on the Northern coast will be rescued via helicopter after battling rough sea conditions for more than a day. The Coastguard Northern Region said this afternoon the yacht, which put out a distress call at 6pm yesterday ...
Yacht rescue attempts remain unsuccessfulNZCity
Severe weather hampers rescue of stricken yachtVoxy
Pair stuck on yacht make it through the nightNewshub
Newstalk ZB
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Severe weather hampers rescue of stricken yacht - Voxy

Sun, 18/03/2018 - 10:01

Severe weather hampers rescue of stricken yacht
Voxy
Shortly after 1800 hours last night, Coastguard Radio was advised of a distress call from two men on board a 12m sailing vessel in difficulty off the Northland coast. Their location was given as approximately 10-15 nautical miles east of the Whangarei ...



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