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How common are sharks near beaches?

Thursday 28 Feb 2013 7:41 p.m.

Auckland film-maker Adam Strange, known to many of our colleagues in film and television, and loved in his community, was killed yesterday in a shark attack off Muriwai beach.

You may have seen on 3 News a surf-life saver at the beach saying they see sharks there all the time.

New Zealand waters are indeed home to many species of sharks, most of them posing no risk at all to people.

But are they really that common near beaches?

Rebecca Wright went to find out.

Watch the video to see the story.

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