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A vicious bee attack
A VICIOUS BEE ATTACK REQUIRES A SWIFT RESPONSEWhen Larry Cummings reacted to a vicious bee attack on his rural property outside Taihape, his emergency received a swift response from the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter.
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The one that almost got away
A wayward sheep that broke away from the flock started a chain of events leading to Jason Wing’s flight in the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter.
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Tumble on Turoa
It’s not often we get a patient who tells the story of their rescue with as much colour and flavour as Peter Bowker, so rather than the abridged version of his rescue that you’ll find in…
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Birth results in haemorrhage
Taihape couple, Nikita and Steve, were looking forward to welcoming their third baby into the family.  The moment came on Sunday, 12 October and at 11.
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