NZ at Noon: Swan scandal and a mother's sixth sense

Cindy Herrett, Mother of Murray Miller. Photo / Alex Mason
Cindy Herrett, Mother of Murray Miller. Photo / Alex Mason

Stories making the headlines across the country include a widening scandal involving the repeated slaughter of swans in Tauranga and a mother who had a feeling that something bad would happen to her son one day.

The recent slaughter of black swans in Tauranga Harbour is not a one off case according to one of the men involved.

Cindy Herrett always had a feeling something bad would happen to her son.

The news that 192 people are out of work after the closure of Summit Wool Spinners' Oamaru plant could have a silver lining.

A 70-year-old man seriously injured in Whakarewarewa Forest was given a "fighting chance" after a passing mountain biker performed CPR on him before paramedics arrived.

In Whangarei drivers are flouting the law.

A 9-year-old special needs child is distraught after the scooter he was given for Christmas was stolen from him at the skatebowl in Maraenui.

In Wanganui the Masters Games -a 10 day event featuring every sport imaginable from wood chopping to motorcross - is heading into its final weekend.

And for a little adrenalin rush check out the performers from Nitro Circus in Rotorua.

Other headlines making the news:

Who robbed a hospital worker?
Supreme honour for Kaitaia doctor.
Many criminals on home detention are likely to reoffend
A Hawkes Bay Coruba Fishing Tournament contestant has landed a whopper.
Wardens are set to ticket illegal cars in Northland.
Neil Volzke says a Stratford coup is unlikely.

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