NZ at Noon: Nude mowing and reality TV, kapa haka style

Te Matarae I O Rehu. Photo / Andrew Warner
Te Matarae I O Rehu. Photo / Andrew Warner

Stories making headlines around the country include a debate about whether mowing the lawns in public, in the nude, is appropriate and a rare glimpse into the world of kapa haka in a new reality show.

In Tauranga a man has appeared in court after he was caught mowing his lawn in the nude. Readers weigh into a discussion on the etiquette of nudism.

Move over The GC. A new reality show is taking viewers into the secret world of kapa haka.

There was a mixture of Maori waiata, good-natured banter and a few chords from Bob Marley at Waitangi yesterday.

In Wairarapa a young actor is on a quest to fulfil his dream of taking to the boards at the Globe Theatre in London.

Armed police raided a Flaxmere home yesterday to reclaim a prized Commodore Club Sport car.

The mother of a serial Hastings child sex offender says she is shocked at the scale of his crimes.

In other headlines:

Rotorua stars talk about new movie Mt Zion
Former carpark in Bay of Plenty may host campers
Antarctic explorers treasure on display
A barista sacked via text has won $500 compensation
A Wanganui dancer is to be one of a chosen few
There has been a swan slaughter in Tauranga Harbour
Assaults in Otago prison are increasing

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