NZ at Noon: Cop taunting, bikini battling and world leaders

Fugitive Dion Lange captioned this photo on Facebook "catch me if you can".  And they did.
Fugitive Dion Lange captioned this photo on Facebook "catch me if you can". And they did.

Stories making headlines across New Zealand at noon include two models who want to beat each other up in bikinis for the sake of reality television, a man who taunted police online with a photo of himself with a gun saying "catch me if you can", and a Carterton schoolgirl is about to address world leaders.

If you ever wanted to see two young women desperate for attention try to beat each other up in bikinis then your day is coming. Who do you think will win - the GC or the wannabe?

Napier man Dion Lange shouldn't have been surprised why the Armed Offenders Squad wanted to kick down his door.

Carterton schoolgirl Brittany Trilfold is getting ready to address 150 world leaders next month.

This dolphin way up the Mangatete River is not lost, just looking for lunch apparently.

Today is World Smokefree Day but many smokers don't really care and are more focused on growing their own.

Arohanui O Te Ao Geldard left her baby alone in a pram outside a church in Opotiki in the dead of night and then went to Slims Bar to drink beer and dance the night away.

Horiana Clarke went out to feed his puppy Mana after watching Shortland Street, and he was gone. Two hours later Mana was at the doorstep heavily traumatised, bleeding from the neck and jaw area and his eye has been bitten.

Do you recognise this man?

This is what happens when you misjudge an intersection with a big rock in the centre island in Rotorua. And talk about close shaves Trev!

Stand by for an extremely rare celestial event on D-Day. Meanwhile Ashlee Parkes is preparing for space travel.

How did 10 lightly clothed schoolgirls get lost in the Kaimai range bush for eight hours in plummeting temperatures?

Meanwhile in Tauranga eleven-year-old George Hiku braved freezing temperatures for six hours to get his chance at fame and fortune.

Hinepare Tepere didn't see a problem buying 12 cans of Bourbon and Cola 8 per cent 'ready to drink' alcohol for a 15 year old boy she had never met before.

Part of Gisborne Hospital is being evacuated.

Over in Wairarapa, Casper just wont stop wandering despite being locked up 20 times.

Three days of heated discussion in the Ashburton District Council chambers is now finally over.

Who wants to go skiing next weekend? Meanwhile people who want to enjoy a late-evening drink on Lake Wanaka's foreshore may soon be out of luck.

Public toilets are disappearing in the Waitaki District Council. And tourists apparently think hitchhiking around New Zealand is like an "adult initiation test".

Meanwhile in Hokitika they are amusing themselves by attaching hundreds of bicycles to building walls.

Top trending items on Twitter in NZ at Noon include #50ThingsIHate, #LetMeWinJJ, No Church in The Wild, Jaime Ridge, Kiwibank, Doha, KFC, Samoa, Sounds and iPad.


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