Internet tycoon Kim Dotcom's helicopter pilot had to make an emergency landing on the way to a meeting.
Dotcom tweeted about the incident and posted pictures throughout the day on Monday.
"No kidding. Emergency landing in the middle of nowhere. #BumpyRide," he wrote.
He described the pilot as a "hero" after he fixed a disconnected wire, which allowed them to take to the air again.
Dotcom was on his way to meet ailing broadcaster Sir Paul Holmes.
"Almost died to meet the knight ;-)", Dotcom tweeted with a picture of himself and Sir Paul after reaching his destination.
Sir Paul, who was recently knighted, is reportedly spending time at his Hawke's Bay lodge after being released from hospital.