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'Too big for the lifejackets'
New Zealand

'Too big for the lifejackets'

A survivor of the Kaipara Harbour disaster was too big for the lifejackets, and desperately clung to the flotation devices while he swam to shore badly injured.

Car in sea sparks emergency call
New Zealand

Car in sea sparks emergency call

Emergency services responding to reports of a car in the water at Blockhouse Bay today soon learned the car had been there for a number of weeks.

School bus goes up in flames
New Zealand

School bus goes up in flames

A group of schoolchildren made a lucky escape before their school bus was completely gutted by fire in Nelson this afternoon.