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Archive for January, 2012

Carterton pair survive bush ordeal

Wairarapa Times Age Two Carterton men on a Sunday trout fishing expedition ended up spending a cold, miserable and hungry night in the bush, sparking a helicopter search. Police reported the 35-year-old and the 19-year-old shared a quad bike to drive up the Mangatarere Valley in the afternoon, reaching the Carrington Creek entrance to the […]

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SAR Report

RCCNZ received an alert for an unregistered PLB in position 40 43.87S 175 23.79E (17nm NW of Masterton). The Westpac Rescue helicopter was tasked to locate the beacon. They were later stood down when low cloud and severe winds hampered the progress. The Wairarapa Land SAR team has been tasked to assist. The LandSAR team […]

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Lost tramper feared for his life

by Nathan Crombie A first-time tramper was airlifted from the Tararua Ranges on Sunday after a snap decision to wander left him lost in pouring rain without bearings, heat or food. Californian landscaper Marty Richards, 45, said yesterday that Masterton friends with whom he was staying had dropped him off at Mt Holdsworth on Thursday […]

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