NZ at Noon: Drug dealing pensioners and vandalised cars

Hastings man Anthony Manley with his vandalised sedan.   Photo / Warren Buckland.
Hastings man Anthony Manley with his vandalised sedan. Photo / Warren Buckland.

Stories making headlines around the regions include a pensioner who had a heart attack the day she was found dealing cannabis from her garage and a Hastings man has received an expensive bill after his car was vandalised.

A Rotorua pensioner had a heart attack the day she was arrested for running a commercial cannabis operation in her garage.

A Hastings man has received an expensive bill for cleaning the paint off his vandalised vehicle.

The designer of the Te Matau a Pohe bridge across Whangarei Harbour says it is one of the 'best he's ever created'. Check out pics of the official opening here.

A Tauranga angler has caught the biggest brown trout taken on a rod and reel.

The men took the bragging rights after winning the Doubtless Bay Line & Rod Fishing Club's annual battle of the sexes.

A Rotorua man is on a mission to Poland to take down the best in the business when it comes to arm wrestling.

Napier Hill residents claim a new mental health complex about to be built in their neighbourhood will 'change the character of the area'.

Police are seeking witnesses to a house fire in Otangarei after it was determined that the blaze was deliberately lit.

More than 350 people will march in Tauranga today to protest Government plans to test party pills on animals.

What started out as a bit of a laugh has turned into national title contention for a Wanganui student.

A man has walked away with only minor injuries after his car was hit by a train in Oamaru.

Hundreds of hungry diners walked away with a free bacon and egg McMuffin in Masterton yesterday.

And finally a record-breaking run of warm weather has brought early spring to Otago. Hawke's Bay is also experiencing early blooms.

Other stories making headlines around the region include:

Much photographed window restored.

Unlicensed teen crashed into fence while trying to flee police.

New indoor pool plan floated.

Family hopes for $2m compo.

First gay weddings at Rotorua Museum.

$7000 haircuts for cancer.

Featherston murder accused: "We didn't do it".

Athletic coach on 16 sex charges.

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