16 Apr 2018

Taupo locals protest: 'Save our helicopter or lives will be lost'

3:13 pm on 16 April 2018

About 1000 people have marched in Taupō in protest over a proposal to withdraw a rescue helicopter from the town.

Marchers in Taupo walked in wet weather to protest over a proposal to withdraw a rescue helicopter from the town.

Marchers in Taupo walked in wet weather to protest over a proposal to withdraw a rescue helicopter from the town. Photo: RNZ/Andrew Mcrae

The marchers walked in wet weather to the Great Lake Centre where protest organisers were speaking to the crowd.

Many were carrying banners with slogans like 'save our helicopter or lives will be lost'.

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