7 August 2014 - Police Maritime Unit is
en route to Great Barrier Island to meet with the operators
of a fishing boat who, when trawling off the island's coast
this morning, hauled up a light plane in their nets.
surprising catch was reported to Police at about 11.10am.
The Civil Aviation Authority and the New Zealand Rescue
Centre have since also been notified.
Police expect to be
at Great Barrier Island by about 4pm today.
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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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