Van close to deceased man had broken down
"Police News Alert Issued *** 2.25pm 24 January 2014
Police have confirmed that the vehicle
close to the body of a man found dead
near Taupo this
morning appears to have broken down.
The man in his 60s
was found a few hundred metres from the vehicle lying
the side of Maroa Road. A post mortem will be carried
out tomorrow to
establish the cause of his
© Scoop Media
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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