Injured Climber Rescued
At about 2.30 pm today a 30
year old Dunedin woman suffered a leg injury whilst climbing
on the footstool area of Mitre Peak, Milford Sound.
partner of the injured woman had made his way back down to
the base of Mitre Peak and paddled his kayak to Milford
village to raise the alarm.
Te Anau Police were contacted
at 7.15 p.m and co-ordinated a rescue.
A winch equipped
Southern Lakes helicopter crewed with a doctor and paramedic
flew to the site. The climber was located and winched from
She was airlifted to Kew hospital in
Invercargill suffering a suspected broken ankle.
Tod Hollebon of Te Anau Police Search and Rescue advised
that although the outcome was favourable, carrying a means
of communication such as an Emergency Locator Beacon would
have given the couple a much faster response to the
emergency situation they
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On First Time Voting (Centre Right)
For the next two days, I’m turning my column over to two guest columnists who are first time voters. I’ve asked them to explain why they were voting, for whom and what role they thought their parental upbringing had played in shaping their political beliefs ; and at the end, to choose a piece of music.
One guest columnist will be from the centre right, one from the centre left. Today’s column is from the centre right – by James Penn:
As someone who likes to consider himself, in admittedly vainglorious fashion, a considered and rational actor, the act of voting for the first time is a somewhat confusing one. I know that my vote has a close to zero chance of actually influencing the outcome of Parliament. The chance I will cast the marginal vote that adds to National or Act’s number of seats in Parliament is miniscule. The chance, even if I did, that doing so would affect the government makes voting on a strictly practical level even more spurious as a worthwhile exercise.
But somehow I have spent a large amount of time (perhaps detrimentally so, depending on the outcome of my upcoming exams) agonising over how to cast my first vote in a national election. More>>