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Volunteer rural firemen train at Masterton

Report and photography by Clive Wilkinson. Firemen in their teams of four fill a monsoon bucket beneath pilot Jason Diedrichs. Last month the people of Masterton were able to witness a training day of the region’s volunteer rural firemen, held at popular Henley Lake. With the rural area of the Wairarapa covering almost 600,000ha and […]

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Kime Hut to Judd Ridge poling

Noel Bigwood, Horowhenua Land Search and Rescue On Saturday 9th November 2013 a team of 4 Horowhenua Land SAR volunteers put 37 new reflectorised 2 meter high snow poles along the route from the new Kime Hut to Judd Ridge (the route to Field Hut and Otaki forks). The operation was supported by the Department […]

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Fire rages along coast

Firefighters and helicopters with monsoon buckets battled a scrub fire near the Putangirua Pinnacles, which the Department of Conservation (DoC) says could have been “10 times worse”. Fire authorities were alerted to the blaze on Cape Palliser Rd, on the South Wairarapa coast, just before 8am yesterday. About 20 firefighters from Martinborough, Lake Ferry, Ngawi, […]

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Fire risk remains despite rain

Source: ONE News Firefighters are warning Kiwis to remain fire vigilant despite rain falling on some parts of the country over the weekend. The Fire Service is battling one of the most extreme seasons it has faced in recent times with the dry conditions causing more fires than usual. A fire today on the outskirts […]

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Lost runner feared he would die

Nathan Crombie – Wairarapa Times Age Mr Shelton was reunited with wife, Juliane Jutz, and his daughters Clara, 11 months, and Luisa, 3, at Hood Aerodrome yesterday morning. Also at the base were his brother Dougal, sister Harriet and father Roger Shelton, and mother Rachel McCahon. The family thanked police and search volunteers. Mr Shelton’s […]

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Fire rips through Wairarapa forest

Wairarapa Times Age An early morning fire that raged through a pine forest in coastal Wairarapa yesterday prompted a massive response from firefighters. About 7 hectares of trees were destroyed by the blaze while a further 130ha were threatened but saved. The fire was thought to have been caused by a tree-top falling onto powerlines. […]

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Man and his rock rescued by helicopter

Dominion Post via Stuff.co.nz A man needed to be rescued from the Tararua Range by helicopter, along with a 10-kilogram rock he had found. Sergeant Noel Bigwood of Otaki said the man, in his 40s, headed into the range from Poads Rd, Levin, on Saturday on a mission to collect a rock for the new […]

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Last gasp rescue from Wairarapa seas

by Nathan Crombie, Nov 14, Wairarapa Times-Age A man swept from the reef at Castlepoint Beach was hauled bleeding and exhausted from huge seas after battling for an hour to reach the shore on Saturday. Rescue boats could not reach the 23-year-old man from Nelson, who had been eventually carried by the tide through The […]

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Trout fisherman airlifted after fall

Wairarapa Times-Age Thursday, March 13, 2008 A Featherston man was airlifted form the Tararua Rangers after injuring his shoulder in a fall yesterday afternoon. Wairarapa Ambulance Service manager Shaun Camp said the man was airlifted aboard a Carterton based Amalgamated Helicopters machine form the Tutuwai Hut in the Tauherenikau River valley soon after 3pm yesterday. […]

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Hinakura inferno wipes out 25ha of pine forest

Wairarapa Times-age Article 27.02.08 by Jo Mior Fourteen fire crews and four helicopters fought a pine forest inferno into the night yesterday that left at least 25 hectares of trees destroyed and a firefighter injured. About 90,000 three-year-old pine trees were destroyed in a summer blaze eight years ago at the same Kaikuri Station site […]

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