Lost farmer does it right
The actions of Matamata farmer when he ran into trouble in the Te Tapui scenic reserve during rough weather are an example for others to follow, police say. The farmer was searching for cattle that broke through a boundary fence and had gone into the reserve. He lost his bearings at about 5pm last Wednesday, and he called his wife who called th police.
The farmer called again at 7pm to say that he had found a possum bait line.
A search and rescue dog and handler and two trackers entered the bush and located the man shortly before 11pm.