Sea lion wound prompts medevac from Auckland Islands
Friday, 13 January 2017A rescue helicopter is flying 400 km to the Auckland Islands on an urgent mission to medevac a woman injured by a sea lion pup.
Rescue beacon alerts top 450
Wednesday, 11 January 2017A woman climber sustaining severe head injuries on Christmas Day, and a motor boat stuck on a sandbar off Foxton Beach, were among the more than 450 rescue beacon incidents for 2016.
‘No excuses’ fines for no lifejackets and speeding start
Thursday, 22 December 2016A trial “no excuses” policy for recreational boaties not carrying or wearing lifejackets and those who speed on the water is getting underway.
French yacht heading for Bluff
Tuesday, 20 December 2016The skipper of a French racing yacht, that collided with a floating object on Sunday afternoon during the Vendee Globe race, is making good progress toward Bluff.