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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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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