Articles Categorized: Emergency services

Crews douse shed fire

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FIREFIGHTERS had no trouble locating a shed fire at State Highway 2 this week, as the smoke was visible for miles. Matata Volunteer Fire Brigade…

Report completed but not released

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THE report into the hows and whys of the flood wall breach that resulted in the flooding of Edgecumbe in April is complete and in…

Fire at Galatea

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A FIRE at a farmhouse near Galatea early Tuesday morning had Fonterra tanker driver Mark Law fearing for the lives of possible inhabitants. He said…

Review praises flood emergency response

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AN independent review of Whakatane District Council’s response to the April flooding and storm emergency has highlighted “many positives”, as well as improvement areas for…

Collision with pole

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TWO women were lucky to escape with minor injuries after crashing into a concrete power pole and through a farm fence at Kutarere on Saturday.…

Hunters rescued in dense bush

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TWO Land Search and Rescue members spent Sunday night in the bush with two hunters who required rescuing. The BayTrust Rescue Helicopter was called to…

Burned boy flown to hospital

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A THREE-YEAR-OLD Opotiki boy was flown to hospital on Sunday after he was accidentally burned by boiling oil. Trustpower TECT rescue helicopter pilot Liam Brettkelly…