The child was taken to Christchurch Hospital but died shortly after.
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Lifeguards had to overcome extreme conditions to save a duo in a mission regarded as the "rescue of the year", a surf lifesaver says. Keep Reading
Water is an intrinsic part of life in New Zealand. From the waka that first crossed the ocean to Aotearoa to our childhood memories of endless summer holidays at the beach. It is part of our identity. We are surrounded by it. We live in it. It sustains us and energises us. Keep Reading
Individuals, families and society all pay a price for bad decision-making. Keep Reading
A 25-year-old man remains missing after a dinghy overturned in a Southland estuary yesterday. Keep Reading
EXCLUSIVE: Young woman who drowned in Waikato River praised for helping friend to safety. Keep Reading
Surf Life Saving NZ chief executive says says Government must fund boats and dune buggies – and one 'terrified' grandmother agrees. Keep Reading