The rescue of a yachtie off the coast of Hawke’s Bay yesterday has highlighted the importance of personal locator beacons.
The Rescue Co-Ordination Centre swung into action on Wednesday evening after the yacht got into trouble, and rolled, in rough conditions about 60 nautical miles off the coast.
The yachtie was extracted about 10am yesterday.
RCCNZ Duty Manager Lyle Patterson said two nearby vessels and a Defence Force Hercules were involved in the rescue operation.
Patterson said it was a very difficult rescue, and said it highlighted how important it is to carry a personal locator beacon.
A teenager was taken to hospital last weekend following an alleged assault on the grounds of Takapau School last weekend.
Senior Constable Andy Walker from CHB Police said two 13-year-olds were playing a game of basketball at the school on Saturday, when a 15-year-old walked up to one of them and punched them, knocking them to the ground, and then stomping on their head.
Mr Walker said the victim was taken to hospital for the night and required a scan.
Police enquiries are continuing.
Tararua District has 43 active cases of COVID-19.
Figures released from Te Whatu Ora – Health NZ this week show there are a total of 359 COVID cases in the MidCentral health region.
Of the current cases, 147 are listed as reinfections.
Hawke’s Bay Club Rugby Draw for this weekend :