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Volunteers refurbish Dorset Ridge Hut in the Tararuas

A group of volunteers have worked hard over the past month to transform the Department of Conservation’s Dorset Ridge Hut in the Tararua Forest Park. A building crew from Horowhenua and Wairarapa teamed up with local business Amalgamated Helicopters to upgrade the hut’s facilities, replacing everything from the kitchen bench to the fireplace. DOC programme […]

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Almost Rescue on Lake

A dinghy carrying a Wairarapa father and his three children narrowly avoided a helicopter rescue when they got into trouble in high seas at Western lake on Saturday. The family, who were checking a net in the lake, made it back to shore safely without any help from search and rescue despite the strong winds […]

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Dam water used to douse fire

Water worries hampered firefighters on Te Parae Road, Masterton, yesterday as they battled a bushfire at Te Parae while trucks ferried water several kilometres. A helicopter fetched water from a nearby dam to douse the fire, which may have been caused by a fallen power line, while firetrucks pumped from two other nearby dams or […]

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Story Published in Wairarapa Times Age

By Gerald Ford A helicopter dampens a grass fire that threatened baches at the mouth of the Whareama River on Saturday, one of a record number of rural fire callouts this year. – Photo supplied by Amalgamated Helicopters. Mowed and watered lawns saved holiday baches at the mouth of the Whareama River from a runaway […]

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Story published Wairarapa Times-Age

A helicopter was called to search for a missing two-year-old boy on a Langdale Roadproperty on Friday. Police were called at 3.30pm and were told the child had wandered away from the rural property and hadn’t been seen for around 20 minutes. A police and civilian search were sent to the area and a helicopter […]

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Story published Wairarapa Times-Age

By Nathan Crombie An elderly South Wairarapa man was found dead in a police search involving boats and a helicopter after he disappeared while whitebaiting on the Ruamahunga River yesterday afternoon. Senior constable Tony Matheson said the man, 86, was reported missing about 1.30pm from a location at Puhitarata about 7km upstream from the river […]

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AHNZL help fight forest fire

A BUSH fire at Waiohine Gorge on Monday is a bad omen for summer, Wairarapa principal rural fire officer Phil Wishnowsky said yesterday, in a year of low rainfall where the Fire Service did not have an off-season. An estimated 2ha of corsica pine was destroyed by a fire which began in scrub on Department […]

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Amalgamated Helicopters in tramper’s rescue

Rescuers have successfully responded to two emergency radio beacon alerts less than 24 hours apart, with the latest response resulting in the speedy rescue of a tramper in the Tararua ranges today. Just as Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) staff were wrapping up a successful search for the source of an emergency radio beacon […]

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