Search for stolen beacon
the Tauranga based Trustpower TECT rescue helicopter was
called over to Matakana Is where a personel locator beacon
had been activated.
The Rescue Coordination center in
Wellington had picked up the signal, they then called the
registered owner who reported the beacon stolen. A radio
technician was flown across to the island to locate the
beacon with hand held tracking equipment, it appears the
beacon had been washed a shore in the storm and was still
transmitting albeit weakly.
Locating the beacon quickly is
important as the emergency signal could mask a ligitimate
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Gordon Campbell: On Government Arrogance
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Ludicrously, the public has been given exactly one day to make submissions on these major infringements of their civil liberties. Despite Finlayson’s misleading signals on RNZ that these are only stopgaps until next year’s full review of our security laws, the measures in question will not, in fact, expire until 2018.
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