NZ@Noon: 'Cheeky boy' farewelled

Family of 4-year-old Uetaha Dahtanian Ransfield-Wanoa, who died in a tragic tractor-mower accident at Kirkpatrick Park on Tuesday, gathered from throughout the country for his funeral in Camberley on Saturday. Photo / Paul Taylor
Family of 4-year-old Uetaha Dahtanian Ransfield-Wanoa, who died in a tragic tractor-mower accident at Kirkpatrick Park on Tuesday, gathered from throughout the country for his funeral in Camberley on Saturday. Photo / Paul Taylor

A young boy laid to rest in Hastings and a young woman facing a major makeover in Tauranga are just two of the top stories from the regions today.

The family of the little boy who lost his life in a tragic tractor-mower accident last week have said goodbye to their 'cheeky boy'.

The next eight days of Holly Cassidy's life will be spent perfecting all the little flaws most of us wouldn't notice.

Miss Universe New Zealand Holly Cassidy is off to Moscow. Photo / Supplied
Miss Universe New Zealand Holly Cassidy is off to Moscow. Photo / Supplied

Rene Ranger said 'bon voyage' to Northland rugby with a typically impressive performance.

His team mates put together the below tribute for their departing captain.

Not even Bella the dog could convince many people to vote in the Wairarapa.

Even a friendly reminder from Solitaire Robinson's dog Bella wasn't enough to boost the voter return.  Photo / File
Even a friendly reminder from Solitaire Robinson's dog Bella wasn't enough to boost the voter return. Photo / File

Rotorua's incoming mayor is taking the new challenge head on.

Wanganui's Kowhai park is currently coated in sewage.

Kowhai Park has been closed by leaking sewage.  Photo / Stuart Munro
Kowhai Park has been closed by leaking sewage. Photo / Stuart Munro

And finally Hamilton residents have voted for fluoride to be returned to their water supply.

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