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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Pukeahu Park : ANZAC 100th Anniversary Dawn Service In Pictures
Roughly 18,000 people gathered this morning at Pukeahu Memorial Park for the Anzac day centenary. Anticipating the large turnout, patrons arrived as early as 4.30. It was virtually impossible to get near the Memorial after 5am. By 6, the crowds on Taranaki Street had stretched as far back as the Z Petrol station.
The screens erected around the park displayed the live events to those who had turned up. The heat generated by the huge number of people caused many to take a turn. Medics and ambulances were on hand for the fainting crowd members. Only twenty minutes into the ceremony, one medic said they had already dealt with 15 to 20 spells. More>>
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