- Town/City: Tauranga
- Bike: BMW R100GS, Ducati Mark 3 250 narrow case
An injured off-road motorbike rider was winched from the Maungatapu track by crew from the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter.
Pilot Colby Tyrrell said the crew members responded to the call-out at 1.06pm on Monday, flying to the Pelorus side of the saddle to pick up the injured rider.
The access and presence of transmission wires made it a technical winch operation, he said.
The man was flown to Nelson Hospital.