NZ at Noon: Circus runaway, reggae and lots of oil

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Lauryn Hill. Raggamuffin 2013. Photo / Stephen Parker
Lauryn Hill. Raggamuffin 2013. Photo / Stephen Parker

Stories making headlines across New Zealand at noon include a woman who really ran away with the circus, the New Zealand home of reggae and billions of barrels of oil.

Emma Phillips well and truly ran away with the circus.

Rotorua has once again proven the city is the home of reggae in New Zealand.

TAG Oil believes there are billions of barrels of undiscovered oil on just a fraction of the East Coast land it is permitted to explore.

Wanganui District Council chief executive Kevin Ross says reports that identified shortcomings in Wanganui's wastewater treatment plant were never passed on top the regional council.

A Masterton garden centre has gone up in flames.

Other stories making headlines this morning:

Two kids in car when woman driver stopped at checkpoint

Driest January for 25 years, records show

Meth contamination 'could be anywhere'

Big dry taking toll

Hastings tipped to hit 31C

Boy rescued from mud near Karitane


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