Stories making headlines across New Zealand at noon include an apology from a man who posted photos of a bikini-clad Alanna Clare and potential Bachelor of the year, Jordi Webber.
More photos of bikini-clad Alanna Clare taken from Facebook have been posted on KerikeriRugby.com, but the man who runs the site has since removed the pictures and apologised.
Rotorua's Jordi Webber is already a pop star but he could be about to attain extra fame as Bachelor of the Year.
The man who released video footage of swans being slaughtered in Tauranga Harbour by a speeding jetboat says he has received death threats and been shunned by his local community.
A marine biotoxin is thought to be behind the deaths of 40 endangered yellow-eyed penguins found on Otago Peninsula,
Slain Gisborne resident Amandeep Singh has begun his final journey home to India, where his mother is critically ill in ospital after refusing to eat since the apparent murder of her son.
Hilary Quemby sat down with her dog and her bike in front of a digger to stop workers building a track through a local reserve.
Cycling to work offers more than the usual health benefits this week - there's also free food up for grabs.
The New Zealand Geographic Board is to be asked to sort out the growing confusion around the official name of the Tauranga suburb which most people call Merivale.
Top trending topics on Twitter in NZ at noon were:
Pope, #skipfollowme, #foisuka, Vatican, Kimbra, Catholic, Grammys, #Laugh, #nowplaying and Taylor
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