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Kayaker reunites with wife

Transtasman kayaker Scott Donaldson has been reunited with his wife after being plucked from rough seas off the Taranaki coast this afternoon.

Man dies after ice, drink game

A man suffered a heart attack and died after a heavy drinking session during which he had a bucket of ice poured over his head as part of a social media game.



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