News | Accident and Emergency
26 Apr 2018 12:28
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Accident and Emergency

    Maritime exercise on Waitemata Harbour

    The nation's disaster response team are simulating a range of situations they may encounter in an exercise on Waitemata Harbour.

    About 120 people are taking part a maritime response exercise, Exercise Paihere, on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour.

    The exercise runs from Tuesday to Thursday and is being led by Maritime New Zealand.

    One of the exercises is a simulated clean-up of oil on a shore and residents near Little Shoal Bay are being warned there will be contractors using light machinery on the beach for training but there will be no actual oil on the beach, and no sand will be removed.

    Exercise coordinator Mick Courtnell said the 120 national response team members taking part come from Maritime NZ, councils, industry, Massey University and contracted services.

    "Activities during the exercise will include on-water operations using recovery vessels and equipment, simulated oiled shoreline clean-up, oiled wildlife recovery and stabilisation, as well as manned and unmanned aircraft deployment for reconnaissance and intelligence gathering," Mr Courtnell said.

    This is the first time all of the functions of the NRT are being brought together.


    © 2018 NZN, NZCity

     Other Accident and Emergency News
     26 Apr: Farmers back rescue helicopter protests
     25 Apr: Two dead in Auckland motorcycle crashes
     25 Apr: Fishermen rescued near American Samoa
     25 Apr: Two badly hurt in Northland crash
     24 Apr: Boat found but not the fisherman
     24 Apr: Australian woman safe after getting lost
     24 Apr: Fatal crash in Henderson
     Top Stories

    Squire unlikely for French Tests More...

    Volpara in trading halt to raise capital More...

     Today's News

    National Memorial for Peace and Justice honours African American lynching victims 12:26

    Health & Safety:
    Poverty leading to child deaths: report 12:26

    Law and Order:
    Port Moresby's Governor investigated over million-dollar yoga deal for alleged girlfriend 11:56

    China's first home-built aircraft carrier Type 001A readies for maiden journey at sea 11:56

    Volpara in trading halt to raise capital 11:56

    CropLogic's managing director resigns 11:46

    Sitak upsets top seeds in Budapest 11:26

    Breakers snare Ngatai on two-year contract 11:16

    Kiwibank appoints Jurkovich as new CEO 11:06

    Accident and Emergency:
    Farmers back rescue helicopter protests 10:56

     News Search

    Power Search

    © 2018 New Zealand City Ltd