NZ@Noon: Horror smash and heroic rescue

A kaumatua blesses the scene where two people died in a crash between Kamo and Hikurangi on Saturday.
A kaumatua blesses the scene where two people died in a crash between Kamo and Hikurangi on Saturday.

A fatal smash in Northland and a water rescue in Wanganui are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

Police are urging motorists to be extra cautious after a crash at Kauri killed two people.

A couple of Wanganui firefighters are being praised after saving a woman who fell from a dinghy into the icy Whanganui River.

The Whanganui River
The Whanganui River

A man who endured nearly 100 bee stings in Hawke's Bay has been discharged from hospital.

Western Bay of Plenty will be hit hard by job cuts at Tauranga's mail centre.

The Tauranga Mail Centre.
The Tauranga Mail Centre.

A woman who was sexually abused by a relative fled a Carteton courtroom in tears after the judge read out details of the abuse.

And finally, Rotorua's Te Kura o Te Koutu "became a suburb of Mexico City" on Saturday to mark the Day of the Dead.

Mexican Day of the Dead Celebrations. (from left) Renee Ali, Arotia Ali 9, and Kearoa Ali 9, and frontrow from left, More-Rupine Bidois 15, Te Aira Blair-Smith 15, and Miriata Iraia 15.  Photo / Andrew Warner
Mexican Day of the Dead Celebrations. (from left) Renee Ali, Arotia Ali 9, and Kearoa Ali 9, and frontrow from left, More-Rupine Bidois 15, Te Aira Blair-Smith 15, and Miriata Iraia 15. Photo / Andrew Warner

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