Rescuing people ’shouldn’t have a price’

The final cost of rescuing an Australian soldier from Mount Aspiring is still unknown, but the Federated Mountain Clubs head says a price should never be put on people's lives in deciding a rescue response. Last week's rescue from Mount Aspiring...... Read More

Police concerned for safety of missing 13-year-old

Police are concerned for the safety of a 13-year-old boy missing in the Tasman area. Tryson Thompson was last seen in the Rai Valley area late on Wednesday, July 4. "It's possible he has tried to hitch-hike to Nelson - we would ask anyone...... Read More

All hands on deck for avalanche response training

  Canterbury Police, ski industry personnel and SAR groups will take part in a large-scale avalanche response exercise near Mt Cheeseman Ski Area today. Acting Sergeant Paul Beaver, Canterbury Police SAR Coordinator, says there is a danger of...... Read More

Wet start to the week but fine weather to finish

Residents living in areas across the country that are finally enjoying a relatively settled weekend, after a week of wet and windy weather, can expect a short-lived lull. MetService says another week of unsettled weather is in store. "A complex...... Read More

Man injured during caving trip

A man injured during caving trip to the Pearse Valley Rd area of Motueka Valley is being taken to hospital by helicopter. Four other people are being walked out by specialists from Nelson Cave Search and Rescue. Police were called at 9.41pm last night...... Read More

Overdue cavers in Motueka

A search team has found five people who were reported overdue from a caving trip to the Pearse Valley Rd area of Motueka Valley. Police were notified yesterday at 9.41pm. Searchers went into the caving system overnight and found the five this morning. One...... Read More

Tasman fatal crash victim named

Police can now release the name of the woman who died in a crash on State Highway 63, near Speargrass Road in the Tasman region, on Friday 25 May. She was Tania Maree Anderson, aged 49, of Ashburton. The family have requested privacy at this difficult...... Read More

Tasman kayaker clocks up 1000km

Tasman Kayaker Scott Donaldson is currently positioned half way between Australia and New Zealand, roughly 1000km to the east of Cape Reinga. Donaldson’s wife Sarah spoke with the adventurer briefly yesterday via satellite phone and says despite...... Read More