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

 


Injured woman rescued from waterfall - Whakatane

Injured woman rescued from waterfall - Whakatane - Bay of Plenty

A 41 year old woman has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after falling from the top of a waterfall at Whakatane.

Police were called at about midday by a concerned member of the public who had seen the woman in a precarious position on a cliff at the Wairaka falls on the Waiwere stream in Whakatane.

The woman was acting in an irrational manner and her behaviour gave serious concerns for her safety.

As police and rescue volunteers attempted to reach the woman she fell about 15 metres into a pool halfway down the falls.

Rescuers had to abseil down the cliff to reach the woman, and her behaviour made it difficult to retrieve her safely.

She was finally lowered in a rescue basket to the foot of the falls and treated by paramedics at about 3pm. The woman, who is known to police and has mental health issu es, was taken to hospital by ambulance.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>

ALSO:

Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>

ALSO:

General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Our Posturing At The UN

In New York, Key basically took an old May 2 Washington Post article written by Barack Obama, recycled it back to the Americans, and still scored headlines here at home… We’ve had a double serving of this kind of comfort food. More>>

ALSO:

Treaty Settlements: Bills Delayed As NZ First Pulls Support

Ngāruahine, Te Atiawa and Taranaki are reeling today as they learnt that the third and final readings of each Iwi’s Historical Treaty Settlement Bills scheduled for this Friday, have been put in jeopardy by the actions of NZ First. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Damage De-Regulation Is Doing To Fisheries And Education, Plus Kate Tempest

Our faith in the benign workings of the market – and of the light-handed regulation that goes with it – has had a body count. Back in 1992, the free market friendly Health Safety and Employment Act gutted the labour inspectorate and turned forestry, mining and other workplace sites into death traps, long before the Pike River disaster. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news