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Matt Daly died on a kayaking trip on the Roaring Meg section of the Kawarau river on Waitangi weekend, 1998. This account was written by Sue Olaman and Carl Waddick, with help from Matt's family, in an effort to make sense of the tragedy, and so other paddlers can understand this can happen even to one of the best. This article originally appeared in NZ Canoeing 99.1 (Autumn 1999).
Dave Nelson relates a tale of a trip down a flooded Mangorewa river that turned into a weekend epic.