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Tourism push has lifeguards on edge

22 Jul, 2017 8:50am
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  • 18 Jul, 2017 2:34pm
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A man who drowned off a Horowhenua beach had turned down the offer of a life jacket.
  • 6 Jul, 2017 11:00am
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A 'stretch' to blame Whitianga Fire Station over Luke Cochrane's death.
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  • 6 Jun, 2017 4:48pm
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The friends of missing Tevita Kava say they did not get a safety briefing on the boat.
  • 30 Apr, 2017 5:00am
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Dad of two, Leslie Gelberger, went for a swim one day and never came home, what happened?
  • 28 Apr, 2017 7:14am
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Family of drowned angler keen to meet the man who retrieved his body.
  • 26 Apr, 2017 6:13pm
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A body has been found in Wattle Bay, Manukau Heads, police say.
  • 21 Apr, 2017 12:33pm
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A father is still missing in the Manukau Harbour, an air search continues this afternoon.
  • 21 Apr, 2017 7:07am
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Searchers will take to the skies at low tide to look for a missing fisherman.
  • 18 Mar, 2017 8:38am
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Gary Michael Menzies drowned at Karekare Beach last weekend.
  • 11 Mar, 2017 8:29pm
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A 69-year-old fisherman has died in a water tragedy at Karekare Beach.
  • 27 Feb, 2017 12:58pm
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Searchers have confirmed that the body of a 21-year-old student missing at Lake Karapiro has been found.
  • 22 Feb, 2017 8:00am
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Last week I received an early copy of the 19-page executive summary together with the full 75-page business case for Napier's biggest
  • 20 Feb, 2017 5:00am
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As preventable summer drownings hit a six-year high, Labour are calling for greater swimming education at schools to keep young Kiwia safe in our waterways.
  • 15 Feb, 2017 9:49am
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Grown men cried on hearing news of death of popular young man after a summer afternoon swim.
  • 14 Feb, 2017 8:38am
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Police name drowning victim.
  • 12 Feb, 2017 5:00am
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'She'll be right' attitude will be the death of young men in our waters.
  • 10 Feb, 2017 7:22pm
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Rachael Louise De Jong's life was tragically cut short when she was swept down the Waikato River on Monday.
  • 10 Feb, 2017 11:36am
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A man is believed to have suffered a medical event at a public swimming pool in east Auckland.
  • 7 Feb, 2017 11:45pm
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The young woman swept to her death when floodgates opened on Waikato River was a young Aucklander with an infectious smile that could "cheer anyone up".
  • 7 Feb, 2017 9:18pm
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Police have named a young woman who died when she was swept down the Waikato River yesterday.
  • 7 Feb, 2017 1:07pm
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Drowning a tragedy but dam flood to remain open as an attraction, says Taupo mayor.
  • 5 Feb, 2017 11:19am
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The teenager who drowned after he was swept into the flooded Hutt River on Thursday was trying to rescue his friend.
  • 1 Feb, 2017 1:40pm
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An elderly man has died at a Nelson beach, despite attempts to rescue him.
  • 1 Feb, 2017 8:17am
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A pregnant woman watched helplessly as rescuers tried to save her fiance after he was pulled from a Northland beach.
  • 30 Jan, 2017 7:47pm
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A man has drowned off Ruakaka Beach today after he and two others were swept 100m offshore.
  • 24 Jan, 2017 10:49am
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Police have named the teenager who drowned in a Taranaki river yesterday.
  • 16 Jan, 2017 6:30pm
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Twenty-one seconds is all it took for Wendy Atkinson's 2-year-old to scale their regulation-standard pool fence.
  • 10 Jan, 2017 3:40pm
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A woman is in a critical condition following a near drowning on Auckland's North Shore.
  • 8 Jan, 2017 5:00am
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The deaths of 21 young Kiwi men who drowned in our waterways last year were preventable, Water Safety New Zealand says.
  • 3 Jan, 2017 7:52am
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The name of the Filipino fisherman who was washed out to sea yesterday has been released.
  • 2 Jan, 2017 3:52pm
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A NZ family is mourning the loss of their2-year-old girl after she tragically drowned after she was found unconscious in a backyard swimming pool.
  • 30 Dec, 2016 4:44pm
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One person has died in a water rescue at Doves Bay Marina, near Kerikeri in the Far North.
  • 29 Dec, 2016 7:55pm
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Three people nearly drowned at a Raglan beach this evening.
  • 28 Dec, 2016 8:11am
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Police name the man found washed up on a west coast beach on Christmas Eve.
  • 21 Dec, 2016 4:09pm
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A body has washed up on Muriwai Beach, north-west of Auckland, this afternoon.
  • 21 Dec, 2016 6:36am
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Twins needed CPR after being pulled from a pool in Sydney.
  • 12 Dec, 2016 12:17pm
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The family of a Hamilton man who drowned in the Waikato River, as his dog sat at the edge, have left the city as memories of his death remain raw.
  • 12 Dec, 2016 6:30am
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The girlfriend of a 19-year-old man who drowned in an Otago lake on Saturday has criticised the lack of signage on the shore.
  • 11 Dec, 2016 5:22pm
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A man who saved a young girl from drowning yesterday then went home to get his dive gear to recover the body of a young man.
  • 3 Nov, 2016 7:47am
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A wife is distraught after her husband died at the beach where he posed for his wedding photo just seven months earlier.
  • 29 Oct, 2016 5:00am
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Water Safety New Zealand issues warning after a disturbing series of images showing someone being swept off their feet by a crashing wave.
  • 20 Oct, 2016 7:02pm
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Finbarr Patrick Clabby could not swim when he ended up in Wellington Harbour after a night out. His body was found later the same morning.
  • 20 Oct, 2016 6:53pm
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A raft of changes to safety rules for swimming pools will save lives, the Government says - but some are not convinced.
  • 19 Oct, 2016 12:30pm
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The familiar red and gold colours of surf lifesavers are about to make a return to Northland beaches this weekend as the weather and
  • 30 Sep, 2016 11:26am
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As smoke billowed from her vehicle Susan Evans lay trapped and unconscious inside. Murray Michie didn't think twice about going in and cutting her free.
  • 20 Aug, 2016 6:39pm
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A five-year old boy who died north-west of Auckland this afternoon drowned after his quad bike crashed into a creek, police have confirmed.
  • 26 Jul, 2016 1:51pm
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A woman who survived an ill-fated rafting trip that claimed the life of her Oscar winner husband by clinging to a ledge as waters raged around her has died.
  • 29 Dec, 2015 5:27pm
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A candlelight vigil has been held at Castlecliff Beach for teenager Jordan James Marshall who drowned there on Christmas Day.
  • 7 Dec, 2015 4:15pm
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A Christchurch Alzheimer's patient seen "behaving strangely" a day before his body was found floating in a river mouth had drowned accidentally, a coroner has concluded.