Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Stay safe outdoors this Wellington Anniversary Weekend


Title: Stay Safe In The Outdoors This Wellington Anniversary Weekend

Local Search and Rescue teams are reminding trampers, hunters and mountain bikers to take precautions if they are heading out over the long weekend.

Inspector Simon Perry, head of the Wellington District Police Operations Support Group, says "With the last long weekend coming up for a while and a reasonable weather forecast we know that a lot of people will be heading out.

"It's all ready been a busy year for the Wellington and Wairapara Search and Rescue groups with searches in the Tararua and Akatarawa Ranges.

"No one is immune from the elements and you need to be prepared in case things change.

"Weather conditions can change quickly and be unforgiving.

"If you haven't told someone where you are going, or taken emergency locator equipment with you, it makes it much harder for help to get to you.

"The wait for families and friends while a search is underway can be excruciating and is unnecessary.

"If you're heading out make sure you follow the five rules of the Outdoor Safety Code.

"Plan your trip, tell someone where you are going, be aware of the weather, know your limits and take sufficient supplies.

"The vast majority of the 13 search and rescue operations undertaken since the beginning of summer wouldn't have been needed if people had followed the five outdoor rules or used personal locator beacon.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Back Again: Government Approves TPP11 Mandate

The Government has approved a negotiating mandate for Trans-Pacific Partnership 11 (TPP11), which will ensure New Zealand businesses remain competitive in overseas markets.

Trade Minister Todd McClay says New Zealand will be pushing for the minimal number of changes possible to the original TPP agreement, something that the remaining TPP11 countries have agreed on. More>>

ALSO:

.

 
 

Gordon Campbell: On Why Labour Isn’t Responsible For Barnaby Joyce

As a desperate Turnbull government tries to treat the Barnaby Joyce affair as a Pauline Hanson fever dream – blame it on the foreigners! We’re the victims of the dastardly New Zealand Labour Party! – our own government has chosen to further that narrative, and make itself an accomplice. More>>

ALSO:

Rail: Greens Back Tauranga – Hamilton – Auckland Service

The Green Party today announced that it will trial a passenger rail service between Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga starting in 2019, when it is in government. More>>

ALSO:

Housing: Voluntary Rental Warrant Of Fitness For Wellington

Wellington City Council is partnering with the University of Otago, Wellington, to launch a voluntary Rental Warrant of Fitness for minimum housing standards in Wellington, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. More>>

ALSO:

Treaty: Agreement In Principle Signed With Moriori

“The Crown acknowledges Moriori was left virtually landless from 1870, hindering its cultural, social and economic development. The Crown also acknowledges its contribution to the myths that the people of Moriori were racially inferior and became extinct." More>>

ALSO:

Susan Devoy: Call For Inquiry Into State Abuse Reaches UN

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy is in Geneva and has asked a United Nations committee to urge the New Zealand government to initiate an inquiry into the physical and sexual abuse of children and disabled people held in state institutions. More>>

ALSO:

(Not National): Cross-Party Agreement On Pike River Re-Entry

The commitment was signed this afternoon by the leaders of Labour, United Future, The Maori Party, and the Green Party and, together with the earlier commitment by New Zealand First, means that there is now a Parliamentary majority behind the families’ fight for truth and justice. More>>

ALSO:

Earlier:

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election