Northland’s rescue helicopter service has brought its three choppers to life in a children’s story book – with the helicopter nicknamed Juliet in a starring role.
As sun, surf and summer holidays creates an annual population explosion in Mangawhai generating a surge in cash-flow and traffic woes, for one small group of locals the amplified human presence also brings an increase of danger to their actual survival.
Along with every gardener in the North I scan the weather forecast for signs of rain heading our way. I watch bands of rain sweeping across the South Island and the lower North Island.
Stand-out Mangawhai cadet, Warrant Officer Class II Caprice Howard, has recently been awarded the prestigious WR Friar Memorial Medal.