Stories making headlines across New Zealand at noon include an Apostolic church pastor caught secretly filming females, a drunken fool and a sharp eyed artist who gave a museum some news it didn't want to hear.
Kaitaia Apostolic church leader Eric Clifford Reid has been secretly filming a teenage girl and a woman in intimate situations.
Anthony John Wilson was a "drunken fool" who fired an air rifle after a noise-control officer served him with an abatement notice, sparking a callout from armed police.
Wanganui artist Peter Ireland was nosing round Waikato Museum of Art and History when he noticed a Lindauer painting where the anatomical treatment of the ear and head was wrong and there was no ageing on the painting.
Fox terrier Lily ran 500 metres down to the neighbour's house and alerted them to the fire in the family home by "going beserk" at their back door.
Older drivers are having a tough time passing the driving test in Tauranga.
There's been a massive spider lurking on Leanne Martinovich's front lawn.
Kerikeri's "hippy doctor'' has decided to shave his head bald.
Old Whangarei seadog Don Nightingale worked on the now sunken HMS Bounty in Mutiny on the Bounty with Marlon Brando in 1962 and recalls the star "liked a drink".
A routine traffic stop at Umawera, in the Far North, led to the discovery of a methamphetamine lab.
A coronial inquest into how a man died from weed killer has come to a conclusion.
Building school culture is a hard thing to do but for Kaharoa School it is apparently a simple matter.
A pedestrian crossing in suburban Napier has been removed just two days after being repainted.
Low wages are apparently preventing Hawke's Bay residents from becoming home owners. And apparently the government's economic policy is about saving a penny today only to pay a dollar tomorrow.
The Cape Coast community have had enough of thefts across orchards, cropping land and small farms.
The Kennett brothers never had any doubts about where to launch their latest book about the best spots to enjoy a cycling holiday in New Zealand.
If you want to start up a business in Rotorua be prepared for the local council to dump thousands of dollars in fees on you at the last minute.
Alan Cleverley was a medical guinea pig who survived.
Siow Hong Kuik, better known as Desmond, who spent three days lost in Te Urewera has made sizeable donations to his rescuers.
Here's a video of the Gisborne quarter marathon.
Record numbers of untreated patients were cut from the Whanganui District Health Board's surgical waiting lists last year.
Some All Blacks have been playing rippa rugby in Kerikeri.
A Department of Internal Affairs crackdown on spot prizes has apparently put the future of Eides Sports' surf-fishing contest in jeopardy.
A huge ball of flame could be seen over a Carterton farm.
Mrs Staples described a council report suggesting South Wairarapa pools be closed as "absolute bunkum."
Here's a video of a Miss Methven contestant getting a wax job.
Talking witches, crawling hands, pumpkin lanterns and thick cobwebs are just a taste of the world created at Ms Delainey's house on Nursery Drive. Meanwhile the only thing more ghoulish and ghastly than the Halloween costumes last night was apparently the weather in Dunedin.
Some Dunedin city councillors were apparently unaware they had accepted reports detailing a $3.2 million loss by the company running Forsyth Barr Stadium.
Sarah Naylor has a walrus moustache shaved on the side of her head.
Some people are worried that having commercial photographers in the Queenstown Bike Park might cause people to fall off their bikes.
Meanwhile an Oamaru teenager has claimed responsibility for throwing the Friendly Bay Playground train into the Oamaru Harbour.
Top trending topics on Twitter in NZ at noon were: Happy Halloween, #100ThingsAboutMe, #FollowMeJamzi, Movember, #ASK1D, Air NZ, New Zealand and Star Wars.By Peter Fowler Email Peter