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  1. Video for 10km rāhui lapses on Northland beaches

    10km rāhui lapses on Northland beaches

    In the past week, Northland waters have suffered from four drowning deaths in three days. The 10km rāhui from Uretiti Beach to Waipū that was put in place on Christmas Day has now lapsed. But local iwi Patuharakeke along with the Ruakākā Surf Lifesaving patrol remain vigilant with an expected influx of more visitors to their region.

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    Man who drowned allegedly escaping police named

    Police have released the name of the 24-year-old man who drowned in the Tarawera River, Kawerau following a police chase on Thursday 27 June.

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    Child dies in Whakatane drowning

    A two-year-old boy has died in a potential drowning in Whakatane.

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    Kakanui drowning victims were brothers

    The names of the two men who died after gathering seafood at Kakanui, Otago on Tuesday have been named by police.

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    Two men drown gathering seafood in North Otago

    Two men have died while gathering seafood at Kakanui on the coast of Otago yesterday afternoon.

  6. Video for NZ Police and tikanga Māori - who takes care of rāhui after drownings?

    NZ Police and tikanga Māori- who takes care of rāhui after drownings?

    NZ Police are launching an initiative that will see greater focus on tikanga Māori when dealing with death at sea.

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    Body recovered at Piha Beach

    Police have confirmed that a body has been recovered north of Piha Beach on Monday evening. 

  8. Video for Drownings down by 15%

    Drownings down by 15%

    Eighty-three people lost their lives due to drowning in 2018, a decrease from 2017 when there 99 fatalities in the water. One Northland water safety advocate says families are better equipped to handle themselves while swimming.  

  9. Video for "Respect Tangaroa" says veteran lifeguard

    "Respect Tangaroa" says veteran lifeguard

    Ngāti Porou Surf Lifesaving Club founder Peter Boyd is encouraging beachgoers to take the ocean seriously after saving four people from a rip.

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    Top tips for staying water safe this Christmas

    Drowning remains the number one cause of recreational death in Aotearoa so water safety groups are urging people to stay safe this Christmas. 

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