Hunua ranges

Weekend missions for Auckland Westpac Helicopter

On Saturday 5 May 2018, there were two local missions by the Auckland Westpac Helicopter. At 8:58pm, W2 crew were tasked by the Rescue Coordination Centre to the Hunua Ranges where a beacon had been activated. On searching the area crew found a runner, a male patient in his 50’s, who was lost and cold. He was winched from the area […]

Hunua Ranges kauri areas will close

At its decision to close forested areas of the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park, Auckland Council has also agreed to close higher-risk tracks in the Hunua Ranges Regional Park in order to help prevent the spread of kauri dieback disease. The tracks will be closed from 1 May 2018. Council said these measures aim to prevent the introduction of the disease […]

Closures to Hunua Ranges on the cards

On February 20, at the meeting of the Environment and Community Committee, the council proposed to close the areas with some exceptions, by 1 May 2018. The committee also proposed closing further high-risk tracks in the Hunua Ranges Regional Park by 1 May 2018, subject to consultation with mana whenua and the Franklin Local Board. The closures come as a […]

Pair rescued from Hunua’s after aircraft crash

On Tuesday 9 January, at 6.30pm, Auckland Westpac Helicopter crew were tasked to the Hunua Ranges to assist with the search and rescue of two patients, passenger and instructor, when their aircraft was downed in dense bush. The crew helped locate a man in his late teens and a woman in her 20s and they were winched out, fortunately both […]

Westpac Helicopter assists cyclist in Hunua

At 11:43am on Wednesday 15 November 2017, W2 crew were retasked from Mission 880 to the Hunua Ranges to assist a male patient in his 60’s who had an accident on his bike. He was wearing a helmet and protective gear but suffered face and back injuries. Crew were assisted by police to the accident scene and retrieved the patient […]


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