A Police Disaster Victim
Identification (DVI) expert has started the process of
examining the light plane recovered off the coast of Great
Barrier Island yesterday morning.
Next of kin of missing
Auckland pilot Daroish Kraidy were advised by Police last
night that initial trawler crew reports that a body was in
the wreckage, have been revised.
Inspector Mark Benefield
says it is more accurate to say some human remains appear to
be in the wreckage which will take some time to examine and
The Civil Aviation Authority is not
present at the Marine Rescue Centre
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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>>
Reflections On The Day.