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Rescue helicopter cuts could cost lives

The Federated Mountain Clubs of New Zealand is disappointed with the proposed funding cuts for rescue helicopter services in New Zealand. The National Ambulance Sector Office is proposing to rationalise rescue helicopter services


Concerned about lack of preparation for Tongariro Crossing

Police say the forecast snap of cold weather will cause further rescues on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing if visitors don’t prepare or plan their hiking trips.


Beware the beauty trap – don’t get caught at the Cape

Hawke’s Bay Police have noticed more emergency calls for assistance by walkers and hikers becoming stranded on the track from Clifton Motor Camp out to the Gannet Colony at Cape Kidnappers.


Finalists announced for New Zealand Sport and Recreation Awards

The New Zealand Sport and Recreation Awards, in their 11th year, capture and acknowledge the exemplary work taking place across Aotearoa New Zealand’s sport and recreation sector.


163kms Trail Running Bliss Back-Country NZ

Two girls, two trails, 4 marathons, 4 days. 163km of trail running bliss in back-country New Zealand. Top Kiwi runner Lesley Turner Hall shares her story.


Search and rescue for injured woman on Mt Taranaki

A search and rescue operation is underway on Mt Taranaki after a woman was injured in a rockfall this afternoon.


Cool Winter Training to Hot Weather Racing

After a long winter I am always excited about that first warm weather race. For me it will be XTERRA Costa Rica in less than three weeks.


Food for thought, with Natia van Heerden

Natia van Heerden isn’t just a top XTERRA athlete (most recently, she finished 4th at XTERRA South Africa). The 2014 XTERRA age group world champ is also an organic chef and believes that what you put into your body is what you will get out in terms


Cascade Falls deaths Waitakere Ranges

Yesterday afternoon, February 3rd, a group of five teenage boys were swimming at the Cascade Falls area in the Waitakere ranges, when at around 4:15pm heavy rains hit.


Safety message for those planning the Tongariro Alpine Crossing

With six people rescued in the last week on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Police and LandSAR have a message for those planning the trip