NZ@Noon: A possible fortune hangs on a wall

A Northland man believes this picture may have been painted by famous artist Charles Frederick Goldie. Photo / APN
A Northland man believes this picture may have been painted by famous artist Charles Frederick Goldie. Photo / APN

Stories making headlines around the regions include a Northland man who has discovered a possible fortune hanging on his wall and a close shave for a man over a "forgotten" anniversary.

A Northland man may have a fortune hanging on a wall in his home.

An appeal has been lodged against a court decision to evict an 83-year-old woman from her Mahia home.

A Rotorua man jailed for murder has admitted orchestrating the death of a Tauranga man from behind bars.

A teacher with a criminal past has been charged with theft in Hastings.

A spate of burglaries committed with stolen glass-breaking hammers have been reported to Masterton police.

A day of celebration has turned into a day of controversy for the Pilot Bay walkway.

Volunteers in Northland have had a close encounter with a pair of migrating humpback whales.

Speight's Brewery Dunedin is officially more environmentally friendly, thanks to its $29 million expansion project.

Until Anna Robinson saw the "will you marry me" sign, she thought boyfriend Morgan Lewis had forgotten their anniversary.

Bike Northland could end up finally having a permanent base after buying an old Paper Reclaim building for $1.

Ambitious Napier students are hoping to get a delicious new pink sauce off the ground.

In a creek without a paddle was where a Sawyers Bay resident ended up on his way to work yesterday.

And finally The X Factor's latest victims Gap 5 say taking more risks got them kicked off the show.

Other stories making headlines around the regions include:

Council to consider how to fill Maureen's position

Northland night hit record lows

Man loses everything after string of fires

Tourism firm controls pests

Tougher laws still not enough

Chef jailed for 'degrading' rape

Free parking in a bid to lure shoppers

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