Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Mystery Tramping Pack Owner Found

Mystery Tramping Pack Owner Found

New Zealand Police National News Release

10 October 2006

The mystery owner of a tramping pack abandoned in the Tararua Forest Park is safe and well at his Levin home.

Sergeant Jo Holden, Wellington Police SAR Squad coordinator, says the 35-year-old man contacted Central Police Communications late this afternoon to say that the maroon MacPac was his. He had heard reports on radio news bulletins this afternoon that police had found the pack on the Block XVI track and were concerned for the wellbeing of the owner.

"I'm pretty satisfied from talking with the man that the pack is his," Sergeant Holden says.

It seems the man and his dog went into the Tararua Ranges about three weeks ago. He became unwell after only a night in the bush and decided to walk back out with the dog to his car which he'd left at the Kaitoke roadend.

"He left the pack on the track, taking only his car keys with him and intended to return for the pack when he was well enough," Sergeant Holden says. "In the meantime another bush user has spotted the pack, retrieved the man's wallet and cellphone and arranged the return of those items to the owner."

The rest of the pack and contents were found by a school tramping party late last week and recovered by Sergeant Holden and a private tramping team on Sunday.

"We're pleased that with the help of other bush users and the news media that the owner has been found, and that he's alive and well."


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Epic Fails Of Kris Faafoi

Ever since Winston Peters first breathed life into this government in 2018, its own branding has been all about social justice and how we all need to be “kind” to each other. Somehow, Kris Faafoi must have missed the memo. His performance in the immigration portfolio (in particular) has neither been kind nor just, especially to the migrants whose skills New Zealand will need to get us through Covid, and grow the economy into the future... More>>

Covid-19 & Government: Government Green Lights Rapid Antigen Testing

Some of the country’s largest businesses have put in an order for 300,000 approved rapid antigen tests for their workforce, after working at pace with the Government on a new scheme unveiled by Associate Minister of Health and Research, Science and Innovation Ayesha Verrall... More>>



Government: Opportunity To Shape NZ’s First Emissions Reduction Plan
The Government is inviting New Zealanders to inform the country’s first Emissions Reduction Plan with the release of a consultation document containing a range of policy ideas to decrease the country’s emissions, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Climate Change Minister James Shaw announced today... More>>


Government: Books Show Resilient And Strong Economy
The end of year audited Crown accounts released today show the Government’s health led approach to the COVID-19 pandemic has protected New Zealand’s economy. “On almost every indicator the accounts show that the New Zealand economy has performed better than forecast... More>>

Healthcare: Health System Is Ready For Assisted-dying Law
The health system is ready for the implementation of the End of Life Choice Act when it takes effect next month, making assisted dying legal in New Zealand, Health Minister Andrew Little said today... More>>


Government: Mandatory Vaccination For Two Workforces

Large parts of two workforces critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19 will be required to be vaccinated, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today. “Our education and health and disability workforces have done an incredible job throughout this pandemic to keep themselves and people safe,” Chris Hipkins said.... More>>

Green Party: Deeply Concerned Space Launches May Be Breaching Nuclear-free Laws

The Green Party is deeply concerned that space launches by Rocket Lab may be breaching nuclear-free laws, given our long-standing position as a signatory of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty... More>>

Children's Commissioner: Call For Mandatory Vaccination Of Children’s Workforce
The Children’s Commissioner and Assistant Māori Commissioner are calling for a plan for the mandatory vaccination of teachers and the entire children’s workforce in New Zealand... More>>




InfoPages News Channels