NZ at Noon: Honouring Boston victims

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Tara and Lee Wynyard opened their home to 16 evacuees from the Waihi Beach Top 10 Holiday Park then turned up the next day to help with the clean-up. Photo / George Novak
Tara and Lee Wynyard opened their home to 16 evacuees from the Waihi Beach Top 10 Holiday Park then turned up the next day to help with the clean-up. Photo / George Novak

Stories making headlines around the regions today include Rotorua Marathon Organisers planning to honour the people affected by Boston bombings with a one minute silence.

Those affected by the Boston Marathon Bombings will be remembered by those taking part in Rotorua's marathon.

Helping flood evacuees was something Tara and Lee Wynyard felt they had to do. The Waihi Beach couple spread out mattresses in their large living room space "marae style" for 16 evacuees from the Top 10 Holiday Park.

Each has their own answer to longevity, but it's likely the Mossman triplets have all reached 90 because they're so competitive that none wants to be the one to die first.

A firefighter smashed the back window of a partly submerged car to rescue a stranded woman during Saturday night's floods.

Police still trying to establish exactly what caused the injuries that led to the death of a four-month-old Wairoa baby at the weekend expect the investigation to be a long one.

When Rotorua's Shawn Gielen-Relph went to trial for the New Zealand University Rugby League team he was asked to be a medic.

A ground-breaking Northland programme to vaccinate 34,000 young people against deadly meningococcal C is featured in the latest New Zealand Medical Journal.

Wairarapa beekeepers are counting the cost of stolen and poisoned beehives after a series of targeted attacks in recent months - thought to be by one of their own.

More stories making headlines today:
Kevin Page: I am not what you'd call computer literate
Council 'heartless' to close cat station, says guardian
Racer's arm badly broken
Rena: Plastic beads wash up on the beach
Petition calls for end of eel fishing
Shore bias sends fare plan back for rethink


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