NZ at Noon: Hoax Revealed, Teen Face, Rockstar Parrot

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Photos supposedly taken by Fred Stewardson in the 1950's in Wet Jacket Arm Fiordland were not, it has been revealed.  Photo / Otago Daily Times
Photos supposedly taken by Fred Stewardson in the 1950's in Wet Jacket Arm Fiordland were not, it has been revealed. Photo / Otago Daily Times

Stories making headlines across New Zealand at noon include a more than 50-year-old hoax revealed, the Miss Teen Face winner and Sirocco the 'rockstar parrot.'

Fred Stewardson's moose photos, supposedly taken by him in Fiordland in 1953, have finally been revealed as a hoax.

A Whangarei teenager has won the Miss Teen Face of Beauty International New Zealand 2012.

Rockstar parrot, Sirocco, is coming to Maungatautari ecological island for six weeks from mid August in his only public viewing this year.

"Mother of the nation" Judy Bailey probably did not know how close she was to raw fury.

Meanwhile, air travellers in Hawke's Bay are nervously sniffing the air for the smell of flight cancellations.

Taupo residents don't seem too worried by the Tongariro eruption which they say is part living in a volcanic basin.

The defence lawyer who acted for Ewen Macdonald in the Scott Guy murder trial, Greg King, will discuss the controversial case in Hamilton this month.

It was a wild and wet July in Northland.

Sprawled out unconscious on the ground, Ollie Kemp was lucky seven strangers were in the right place at the right time.

Absentee rates at some Bay of Plenty schools are soaring as a nasty bug takes its toll on staff and students.

Zac Guildford's younger brother Victor Guildford, 21, has admitted drink-driving for the third time.

Sick people in Hawke's Bay are being asked to call Healthline on 0800 611 116 because the hospital is full.

A year's worth of burglaries have occurred in Marton in the space of about a month.

A young petrol sniffer banned from Masterton service stations is now approaching people at their homes and asking them for petrol.

An Ashburton man is calling for community intervention against boy racers after witnessing a car speeding an estimated 150km/h across the Ashburton Bridge.

An alleged kingpin in an international cocaine ring which involved an Earthquake Commission contractor working in Christchurch has been arrested in Britain.

What has the Bayeux Tapestry and Christchurch earthquakes got in common?

It was a Dunedin official who botched Valerie Adams' Olympics entry form.

A Frankton woman who argued over responsibility for a traffic collision in Queenstown was found to be legally drunk while driving with two children as her passengers.

A 6-year-old Queenstown girl called 111 yesterday claiming her mother was dead and the house was on fire.

Grey District Council has identified 350 local buildings as being an earthquake risk.

Meanwhile Greymouth hoteliers are on the lookout for a European woman of thin build, about 163cm in height, with long blonde bleached hair.

Top tending topics on Twitter in NZ at Noon include: #ThoughtsDuringSchool, #ThingsIReallyLike, #BreakUpIf, Join Twitter, Philippines, Val, #triathlon, #MKR, #Olympics and #smh.

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