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


Drowning - Papanui Inlet, Otago Peninsula


Drowning - Papanui Inlet, Otago Peninsula

Police are currently investigating a boating accident which occurred at Papanui Inlet on the Otago Peninsula, north of Dunedin at about 2.00pm on Tuesday, 29th January 2013.

The two occupants of an aluminium dinghy capsized in the inlet, with both being thrown into the water. One of the occupants was able to hold onto a buoy, but the other encountered difficulties while in the water.

Assistance was given by witnesses, however this second person was not able to be revived.

Emergency services including the Otago rescue helicopter were involved, with the surviving boat occupant being treated for suspected water inhalation at Dunedin Public Hospital.

Initial enquiries suggest that life jackets were not worn or available.

Details of the deceased will be released once next of kin have been advised.

The matter is being referred to the Coroner.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines



Wellington.Scoop: Serco – First The Prisons, And Now It Wants To Run The Trains

As the government continues its inquiry into Serco’s discredited administration of Mt Eden prison in Auckland, here in Wellington there’s further scrutiny of the British outsourcing company – because it’s competing to take over the running of our commuter trains. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The TPP Countdown, And Mary Margaret O’Hara

To date, the Key government has been unwilling to share any information about this TPP deal until it is too late for outraged public opinion to affect the outcome... the disclosure process is likely to consist of a similarly skewed and careful exercise in spin. More>>


Australia Deportations: English Relaxed On Immigration Centre Conditions

Labour's Annette King: “There have been numerous reports from inside these detention centres on just how bad conditions are... If they were being held in any other foreign jail, I imagine Mr English would be somewhat concerned. More>>


Schools: Achievement-Based Funding Would Be A Disaster

The Education Minister’s speech to the PPTA Conference raising the spectre of achievement data driving a new funding system would be disastrous, says NZEI Te Riu Roa. More>>

  • Video Out-Link - PPTA Annual Conference 2015 on Livestream (Q+A dicussion suggests funding would be directed to less successful schools.)

  • ALSO:

    ECE Report:

    Key In NY: Prime Minister Addresses United Nations

    Prime Minister John Key has addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York, focusing on a call for action in Syria and on other conflicts, reform of the veto process and on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. More>>.


    Gordon Campbell: On The Lack Of Accountability Over Philip Smith

    In New Zealand, accountability is an exotic creature rarely glimpsed at ministerial level, or among senior management. The flight to Rio by the paedophile /murderer Philip John Smith/Traynor is no exception. More>>


    More On Corrections

    Get More From Scoop



    Search Scoop  
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news