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A woman and four young children are facing their third day lost in one of the North Island's most remote and rugged national parks. Searchers have mounted an extensive search for a group that includes four children aged between 4 and 9 years now missing since Tuesday afternoon in Te Urewera National Park. Police say the group were dropped off at 1pm for a short walk at the Otamatuna Ridge Track but failed to return. The group spent a...

A woman and four children aged 4 to 9, missing for two nights in Te Urewera Park, have been winched to safety from a river bed. Eastern Bay Area Commander Inspector Kevin Taylor said all five were safe and well, and were found in a river they had dropped down to for water. He said all were in fair condition given what they had been through. Mr Taylor also confirmed one of the children's mothers was flying over from Perth. "It's...

With the sunlight fading, five people - including four young children - were plucked from dense, remote bush to safety after almost two days lost. The children - aged 4, 5 and two 9 - cried as they were dropped off to rescuers by helicopter. The group was found by search teams in the Urewera National Forest on Thursday afternoon, "cold and hungry" but otherwise fine. The group of five were "cold and hungry", but otherwise...

Two young children rescued from bush in Te Urewera after going missing for two nights are being treated for mild hypothermia, police say. The pair, along with a woman and two older children, were taken to Whakatane Hospital after being found this afternoon. All five are being assessed. Police tonight revealed more information about how they found the women and children, who first ventured into the bush on Tuesday. They said the group was...

The group were winched to safety after enduring two nights of cold coniditions in Te Urewera national park in the Bay of Plenty A woman and four young children who were missing for two days in a remote mountain range of New Zealand have been found safe and well. The five – including children aged between four and nine – were dropped off for a planned one to two hour walk in the Te Urewera national park in the Bay of Plenty just...

The woman and four children found after going missing in Te Urewera have been taken to Whakatane Hospital to be assessed. Two of the younger children are being treated for mild hypothermia. The group was found in a valley close to what's locally known as 'No Name Creek', after first venturing into the bush on Tuesday. All five were winched out of the area by helicopter as darkness fell. A short time...

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