Kiwi dies of cold in Queensland

CHRIS BARCLAY
Last updated 18:18 19/06/2013

Relevant offers

Australia

Fight to have three parents named on birth certificate Queensland man fined after flying with a crocodile in his boot Treasurer Joe Hockey to head new bipartisan push for a republic Two-year-old Australian girl's body found after frantic search Sydney school banned from showing gay film India-Australia drills targeting submarines expected to rattle China 'Fast and furious lifestyle' of Melbourne's youth gangs Evacuation due to 'imminent failure' of Jerrara Dam in NSW Sydney siege gunman Man Monis was a 'radicalised terrorist', US expert says Terror charge dropped against Australian teen

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.

Ad Feedback

- Fairfax Media

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content