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2007 Search and Rescue Council awards tonight

2007 Search and Rescue Council awards tonight

Transport Minister Annette King will present the 2007 Search and Rescue Council awards in the Grand Hall at Parliament this evening.

Ms King will pay tribute to the winners of both the New Zealand Search and Rescue Gold Award and the NZ Search and Rescue Certificate of Achievement, and she will also present an international bravery award on behalf of the International Maritime Organisation.

The award winners and some of the survivors will be present at the ceremony.

Today also marks the 40th anniversary of the Wahine tragedy, and some of the rescuers from that day will attend the ceremony.

Ms King will also make an announcement on search and rescue funding during this evening's event.

Event: New Zealand Search and Rescue awards.
When: Thursday. 10 April, from 5.30pm.
Where: Grand Hall, Parliament

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