Missing caver located
Searchers have located a man
reported overdue from a solo caving expedition in Kubla Khan
cave in Bullock Creek, near Punakaiki.
The 82 year old man
entered the cave about 5pm yesterday and was expected to
return my 9pm. His wife waited overnight at the cave
entrance in their campervan.
This morning the woman, who
does not drive, walked 8km to Punakaiki to raise the
Searchers located the man about 11am, about 50
metres underground and are now working to get him out of the
cave. He is unwell and unable to walk out.
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Election Day: National Win
With all votes counted National and John Key have won a third term and are close to being able to govern alone if they so choose.
Key has indicated he will still reach out to form a Government with ACT, United Future and Maori Party.
National ended the night on 48 percent, Labour 24.6 and the Greens 10. Though special votes might change the margins it is certainly a third term victory for Key defying the political gravity which usually hits parties seeking a third term. Increasing National’s party share is a remarkable political achievement...More>>
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