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Waiheke Island helicopter row: Locals oppose Obsidian vineyard’s helipad application

Waiheke Islanders are banding together to fight a vineyard’s helipad plan, with locals fuming that constant helicopter flights are ruining their peaceful lives. Some locals says the problem has become so bad that they now “feel like extras in Apocalypse Now”, saying their quiet enjoyment of what was once a peaceful place. Tennis star Serena […]

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One person hurt in Mahia helicopter crash

One person has suffered moderate injuries after their helicopter crashed while carrying out agricultural work in rural Mahia. The pilot was the only person on board and was carrying out agriculture work when it went down, a spokesperson for the Rescue Coordination Centre NZ said. It had been coordinating the response to the crash of […]