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Four tourists escaped major injury after they fell 8 metres when a cable on a bridge on the Lake Waikaremoana Track at Te Urewera gave way yesterday. The three women and one man, who the Department of Conservation (DoC) said were all French, plunged into the river below. A DoC spokesperson said one of the cables on the 65m-long Hopu Ruahine bridge "released" at 1pm yesterday. A senior bridge engineer has been sent to the scene...

Four people escaped unharmed after falling eight metres when a cable bridge on a tramping track broke. The four were walking across the 65m-long Hopu Ruahine bridge on the Lake Waikaremoana Track when a cable gave way around 1pm Thursday. The trampers, who were French fell eight metres into about two metres of water, escaping without serious injusry. The bridge did not collapse. A spokesman for the Department of Conservation (DOC) said the...

WORKSAFE NZ and engineers inspecting the Hopuruahine suspension bridge at Lake Waikaremoana expect to have their investigation into the bridge collapse complete within a week. Four French tourists were slightly injured when a cable on the bridge released last Thursday and they toppled from the bridge, falling eight metres into the river. “Our French trampers leave Waikaremoana shaken but thankfully without major injury,” said the...

An investigation has been launched into the collapse of a Lake Waikaremoana Track bridge which sent tourists plummeting eight metres into a river. A cable on the Hopu Ruahine bridge on the Lake Waikaremoana Track "released" about 1pm on Thursday, pitching four French tourists into the water. Te Urewera Board chairman Tamati Kruger said that, thankfully, none of the "shaken" trampers had been seriously injured. The had...

MEDIA STATEMENT TE UREWERA BOARD - APPROVED 6 SEPT Yesterday, our 4 French Trampers leave Waikaremoana shaken but thankfully without major injury caused after a cable release on the Hopuruahine bridge seeing our manuhiri (our visitors) fall to the river below.  We are grateful to a local operator Mr Simpson who was on hand to transport our trampers to our Te Urewera team, where their concern for our manuhiri kicked in immediately. The...

The Hopuruahine swing bridge at the end of the Lake Waikaremoana walk is closed due to failure.  Signs are in place directing walkers to safer crossings...

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