Art has imitated life for Counties Manukau police.
Police Eagle helicopter crew were talking on camera about water safety when they were called to a real rescue on the Manukau Harbour.
The officers were starring in a video about dangers at sea ahead of Labour Weekend.
It took them a moment to realise the call about a kayaker in trouble was real- rather than a stitch up.
They stopped filming and rushed to the harbour after the alarm was raised about 3.20 pm on October 20.
Helicopter crew soon spotted the kayaker, who was plucked to safety by the Coastguard.
The kayaker was reported to be safe and well.
Auckland City District Police
From March 1, it will cost rural communities more to fill up their water tanks.
The cost to fill a tanker with 10,000 litres of water will rise by about $25 from $13.86 to $39 (+GST).
It reflects the cost of providing water at filling stations- a service which has been heavily subsidised for many years, Watercare says.
The new charge comes into force during the summer peak to reduce pressure on rural and coastal communities.
For those of you in rural Auckland on tank water, what is your view on the increase?
And your reasons?
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