The GOAT in the boat claimed three world championship titles last year.
Excessive rainfall has turned Badwater Basin into a lake.
The man clutched his kayak for over an hour as large waves and strong winds pushed him out to sea.
The playful dolphins were spotted splashing around in the water.
The owner of the kayak discovered off the coast of Raumatu Beach has been found.
The five-time Olympic champion crossed ahead of former world champion Aimee Fisher in the first heat of the K1 500m.
At around 6.30am on Sunday morning the man's kayak and fishing gear was found around three miles east of Orere Point.
The kayak uses wool grown here to replace plastic in the hull.
The orca was one of a group chasing a stingray in the bay.
It found a "negative culture" had been allowed to "flourish and perpetuate".
Could the five-time gold medallist add to her already impressive haul?
The 26-year-old skipped the Olympics because of a dispute with Canoe Racing New Zealand.
"She's worked really hard. She has deserved everything, because she's worked so, so hard."
Our medal tally now sits at 12.
The 26-year-old finished seventh in the 'A' final at the paracanoe World Cup in Hungary.
Nathan Baggaley and his brother are facing life behind bars.
The 22-year-old was due back on land around midday on Sunday.
The bronze is enough to secure the Kiwi kayaker a spot at the 2020 Olympics.
"We both turned our boats around and paddled as quick as we could."
Kayaker Kurtis Imrie is following in the footsteps of world champ sis Kayla.