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

 

Wellington Free Ambulance Remembers Heroic Paramedic

Wellington Free Ambulance Remembers Heroic Paramedic


Wellington Free Ambulance is holding a special memorial service on Saturday June 14 at the site where ambulance officer Sydney Barlow died in the course of duty 50 years ago.

On June 14 1964, Sydney aged 52, attempted to rescue two boys, Lance Voss and Wayne Niven from a tunnel in Khandallah where they were trapped and struggling to breathe after a coal gas leak.

All three died in the tunnel.

A wreath-laying ceremony will be held at the entrance to the tunnel in Muldive Street, Khandallah at 10 a.m. this Saturday June 14.
Among those attending will be Ray Edwards, an ambulance officer who took part in the rescue attempt 50 years ago, and Alan Wilson, the great nephew of Sydney.

Alan has been working for Wellington Free for nearly 27 years and says his choice of work was partly driven by the memory of Sydney.
Diana Crossan, Chief Executive of WFA says it is important to mark the anniversary of this day.

“Sydney Barlow was a brave man wholly committed to his work. The wreath laying ceremony is also to acknowledge the boys who lost their lives. We extend our hearts and thoughts to the families of all three involved in this tragedy.

“I am inspired by the professionalism and commitment of the men and women paramedics who head out the door every day to help the people of Wellington. Where would we be without them,” says Ms Crossan.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

'Delivering': Joyce On Budget 2017

The new operating investment in Budget 2017 includes:

· Investing in a Growing Economy – $1 billion over four years to keep building a sustainable growing economy, including a further $373 million in the Innovative New Zealand Programme.

· Building Public Services - $7 billion over four years to deliver the public services for a growing country...

A key part of the Budget is a $2 billion a year Family Incomes Package, which is designed to provide better rewards for hard work, to help families with young children meet their living costs, and improve incomes for those struggling with high housing costs. More>>

Scoop Full Coverage: of Budget Announcements & Reaction
Latest: Scoop Search

 
 

Auditor-General Stands Down For Investigation: Gordon Campbell On (Not) Taking Responsibility

So Martin Matthews, our current Auditor-General wishes he could have detected “earlier” the fraud that occurred on his watch at the Ministry of Transport. Hmmm. But he could have detected it earlier, surely? That’s the point. More>>

ALSO:

NGOs Pleased: Govt To Halt Collection Of Client Data

Brenda Pilott, the chair of ComVoices and national manager of Social Service Providers Aotearoa, congratulates the government on its decision to call a halt to the collection of individual client data until the concerns of not-for-profit service providers have been worked through. More>>

ALSO:

Gosh: Blasphemy Law Repeal Struck Down

Chris Hipkins, the MP who tabled a Supplementary Order Paper to add our Blasphemy Law to the Statutes Repeal Bill, said this was a "sad day for freedom of speech, tolerance, and leadership". More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Navy’s Dealings With Fat Leonard, And Twin Peaks

At an official level, our “she’ll be right” attitude routinely spills over into a keen resentment of anyone who suggests the outcomes may be less than satisfactory… The Navy has now gone one step beyond. It won’t even ask itself whether it did a good job. More>>

ALSO:

NZDF: Fifth Rotation Of Troops Heads To Iraq

The fifth rotation of New Zealand Defence Force troops left today for a six-month mission training Iraqi soldiers. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Demonising Of Iran

Will New Zealand still be willing to pursue its recent trade overtures to Iran, now that US President Donald Trump has used his speech in Riyadh to single out Iran as the main source of terrorism and instability in the Middle East? More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 

Opening The Election Supporters

 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election