Police are currently coordinating a search
for a male after he came out of his kayak, near Turihaua
Point, north of Gisborne. This was reported to police at
4.40pm this afternoon.
It appears that a male and female
where about 1 kilometre out from the beach when they have
got in to difficulty. A nearby boat has rescued the female
and returned her to shore.
Currently the Eastland
Community Rescue helicopter is searching the area, along
with a fixed wing aircraft and Surf life Saving boats from
Wainui in an attempt to locate the male. It is believed
that the male is in his mid 20's and was not wearing a life
At this stage, it is still a Search and Rescue
operation and this will be reassessed in several hours.
further update will be made when more information is
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Issue 49: Werewolf Weekender
Philip Matthews: From The Lost Continent
It’s a case of better late than never for Olivier Assayas’ marvellous After May/Apres Mai, which first screened at Venice in 2012, had a couple of North Island screenings last year during the International Film Festival’s “Autumn Events” season, got a theatrical release in Australia – but not here – and only now appears on DVD, after Assayas himself has moved on. More>>
The Complicatist: Blue Eyed & Soulful
For a while in June, the top two singles on the US Billboard charts featured Iggy Azalea, an Australian model turned hip hop performer. To some, this may seem like just the latest chapter in a long saga of whites ripping off black culture, while enriching themselves in the process. Obviously, there’s some truth in the stereotype. Yet it can also obscure the positive collaborations – in jazz, soul music and hip hop – between musicians who treated each other as creative equals, race regardless. More>>
Satire: Carry On Captaining
Oh hello. Scanner Technician Davis. To what do I owe the pleasure?
You think we’re what?
Oh, pish. This vessel has been travelling along smoothly for generations – particularly smoothly in the last few years though I say so myself – and I happen to know we have never once been hit by an asteroid... More>>