Kiwi dies of cold in Queensland

Last updated 18:18 19/06/2013

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A New Zealand man has died while sleeping on the patio of a Queensland property in freezing temperatures.

The 40-year-old, who is believed to be from the Wellington region, told his flatmates he planned to sleep outside the house in Clermont, a small town in the state's Central Highlands about 1000 kilometres northwest of Brisbane, last night.

He was provided with a blanket but was found dead by the occupants of the house when they left for work today, the Central Queensland News reported.

Temperatures in Clermont dropped to just 1 degree Celsius during the night.

Queensland police said the death was not being treated as suspicious and a report would be forwarded to the coroner.

New Zealand police are trying to contact the man's next of kin. His name has not been released.

Clermont, which has a population of less than 2000, is in a farming region and is also a service hub for the mining industry.

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- Fairfax Media

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