Workers endangered by Media helicopter
State Highway 3 Pio
Workers endangered by Media
Friday, 28 March 2014 -
Engineers inspecting the site of today's
fatal rockfall near Pio Pio have been placed in danger by a
media helicopter filming the scene.
The black and white
helicopter was flying so low that the workers on the ground
were affected by the rotor wash which dislodged loose rocks
from the cliff face. These fell on the people
Waikato police ask that media organisations
exercise restraint in their efforts to report on this
incident and use common sense and courtesy to staff
attempting to make the road safe.
No one was injured in
this incident however it was disconcerting and potentially
dangerous for the workers on the
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“We are all deeply concerned by the result of our party vote. I want to be clear that I, as leader, am responsible for that result” Cunliffe said. Although he called the results “deeply disappointing” Cunliffe said “the voters are always right”.
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