Several people have become trapped in the lagoon due to large swells.
A group of around eight to nine dolphins were spotted in in Tairua Harbour.
He was rescued after reflecting the sun off his watch.
And the man himself has spoken, saying his first port of call after leaving hospital was McDonald's.
The man was rescued after spending 23.5 hours at sea.
There are no detours available.
A sand bar that's developed at Whangamatā Beach has created another good reason to swim between the flags.
The blaze started as a rubbish fire but has spread to nearby trees.
The cause of the blaze hasn't yet been confirmed.