Italian exchange student Eric Rigamonti located safe & well
Italian exchange student Eric Rigamonti located safe and
Wellington, 11 August 2014 - Police can confirm
that they have located Italian exchange student Eric
Rigamonti safe and well early this afternoon.
managed to walk out of the rugged bush between Eastbourne
and Wainuiomata onto Coast Road in Wainuiomata. He has then
made his way to a local property where he has received
support to contact his host family and Police.
Police would like to thank the search and rescue personnel
for their efforts and the public for their
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Gordon Campbell: On Populism And Labour 2017
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