Firefighters are among the emergency services called out at times of crisis, such as this bout of severe weather on the North Island’s central plateau in mid-2006. A long-distance bus nearly slipped over a bank in the icy conditions. Passengers had to be evacuated, and the bus stabilised by chaining it to three other large vehicles, including two fire appliances.
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Photograph by Robert Milne
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