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Missing in Te Urewera

22 July 2016

A WOMAN and four children, aged from four to nine, remain missing in Te Urewera after going for a walk on Tuesday afternoon. The group was dropped off just after 1pm on Tuesday for a one to two hour walk. Police were alerted just before 4pm on Wednesday when they hadn’t returned. Search and rescue teams were deployed in Te Urewera yesterday afternoon to look for the group. With the support of a helicopter, the teams have been searching...

A woman and four young children rescued from Te Urewera bush country after two days might not have survived the night, a search and rescue expert says. The group was reported overdue at 4pm on Wednesday after failing to return from a walk through Waimana Valley on Tuesday. After a 24 hour search, they were found safe and well near the river known as No Name Creek and were winched to safety by the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter just as it...

Five trampers found

22 July 2016

A woman and four children missing in Te Urewera for two nights were found alive and well yesterday. Eastern Bay commander Kevin Taylor addressed media 4.15pm at the Tūhoe Headquarters in Taneatua Te Kura Whare, and announced the children, aged between four and nine, and the woman had been found about 30 minutes earlier, at...

A woman and four children are missing after being last seen Te Urewera yesterday. The five people were reported overdue from a bush walk just before 4pm. The age of the children ranges from four to nine. They had been dropped off just after one o'clock yesterday for a one to two hour walk. Search and rescue teams and a helicopter have been searching in the Otamatuna Ridge area overnight and continue today. Te Urewera is part managed by a...

 The hunt continues for a woman and four children missing in Te Urewera National Park since Tuesday afternoon. They were out for was was meant to be a two-hour walk in the Otamatuna Ridge area. Police were only alerted that they were missing at 4pm yesterday. Search teams are focusing on a number of tracks around Lions Hut while a helicopter is also helping in the search. The area where the group are missing is known for its rough...

A woman and four children are lost in the Te Urewera bush. Police say they were called just before 4pm yesterday when the group were reported overdue from a walk in Te Urewera, in the central North Island. The children are aged from 4-9. They had been dropped off just after 1pm on Tuesday for a one- to two-hour walk. Search-and-rescue teams and a helicopter have been searching in the Otamatuna Ridge area overnight and will continue...

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