NZ at Noon: Man throws knife at mum, child

Nikayla Hawea and daughter Zania with the knife thrown at their car. Photo / Stuart Munro
Nikayla Hawea and daughter Zania with the knife thrown at their car. Photo / Stuart Munro

Stories making headlines around the regions today include a man who threw a knife at a mother and child who has been arrested and a "distraught" veteran who came home to find his TV had been stolen.

The man who threw a knife at a passing car carrying a mother and her daughter in Wanganui has been arrested.

An 87-year-old World War II veteran came home to find his Featherston house broken into and his TV gone.

The mystery surrounding the death of 32-year-old Rawene woman Barbara Moka has deepened.

An $11 million fund has been set up to compensate Bay businesses hit by the Rena disaster.

Have you seen this man?

Hundreds of people converged on Te Arawa's paramount marae to farewell Maureen Waaka.

About a dozen signs accusing Tauranga City Council of destroying green space popped up around Pilot Bay yesterday.

The father of 6-year-old twins who broke their wrists when a blow-up slide blew away hopes lessons have been learned from the incident.

Omanaia sisters Lana and Harmony Korewha both became first-time mums at Hokianga Hospital in Rawene on June 18.

The days of Napier's Hinepare Accommodation Centre are finally over.

A specialised care programme for children with disabilities has been forced from its home in South Dunedin.

Police have arrested and charged a 17-year-old youth in relation to a series of burglaries in the Hastings area.

Finally, Whangarei Intermediate has clinched the Stage Challenge trophy for the second year in a row.

Other stories making headlines around the regions include:

Plunge hurts worker.

Council seizes dogs after attack.

Burn off reignites debate on rural fires.

Friends fear for missing sailor.

Less popular, but te reo important.

Truck crashes into railway signal box.

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