NZ@Noon: Banned driver's mistake

An ex-priest was assaulted in an over-55s residential complex in Whangarei.  Photo / Michael Cunningham
An ex-priest was assaulted in an over-55s residential complex in Whangarei. Photo / Michael Cunningham

A banned driver ends up in court over parking concerns and a bomb hoax in Rotorua are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

A Whangarei man has got off lightly after he was caught on video driving when he shouldn't have been.

Police are still looking for the person who claimed there was a bomb at the Rotorua Courthouse.

The Rotorua Courthouse was evacuated yesterday after a bomb threat.
The Rotorua Courthouse was evacuated yesterday after a bomb threat.

A father and son have been accused of stealing more than a dozen cows and calves from a Wanganui farmer late last year.

A Bay of Plenty logging truck driver thought he was going to die as he watched a ute fly through the air towards his windscreen.

The crash scene on Pyes Pa Rd.
The crash scene on Pyes Pa Rd.

Hawke's Bay motorists continue to flout the law prohibiting the use of a cellphone while driving.

And finally a piece of 1940s life in Greytown has been flushed away forever, although a memorial plaque will remain.

The memorial restroom building plaque in Greytown.
The memorial restroom building plaque in Greytown.

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