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Bill McNatty, owner of The Francie a fishig charter boat, tragically died along with seven others when his boat capsized in the Kaipara Harbour. The crew had crossed the Kaipara Harbour bar's mountainous seas two days in a row but on its fourth crossing, disaster struck when it capsized in what was reported to be four metre high swells. Those the perished in the tragedy are listed below:

AFAMASAGA, Taulagi (Lagi) (56) - Samoa (missing presumed drowned)
ARIA, Auerua Ngametuaangai (59) - Cook Islands
MANUMUA, Alipate Afeaki (Pate) (33) - Tonga
MARSTERS, Fred (Freddy) (58) - Cook Islands
TANGI,Tevita Natisolo (David) (31) - Tonga
TAUFA, Fonua Amanu (Nua) (42) - Tonga
UNGOUNGA, Sunia (43) - Tonga

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