UPDATE: Glider Incident, Tauhara
Police can now confirm two people have died following a
glider crash at Mt Tauhara, near Taupo this
Emergency services were notified of the
crash about 2.45pm.
Due to darkness, weather and
location, the deceased and glider will remain in place
overnight under Police guard.
Statement on behalf of
Tauhara Mountain Trust:
Out of respect for the
families, the Tauhara Mountain Trust has placed a rahui on
the mountain for five days, ending at sunrise on Saturday 6
This is effective immediately and the Trust asks
that the public and whanau respect the
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