NZ@Noon: Drama on the tracks

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A car lost control on Wanganui's Taupo Quay and caused the delay of the Steam Castlecliff Express day trip. Photo / Bevan Conley
A car lost control on Wanganui's Taupo Quay and caused the delay of the Steam Castlecliff Express day trip. Photo / Bevan Conley

Stories making the headlines around the regions today include drama on Wanganui rail tracks and a woman living on the breadline has her faith in humanity restored.

Passengers on an historic steam train were caught up in a dramatic accident on Taupo Quay yesterday afternoon.

A Masterton mother who has been stealing food to feed her children has had her faith in humanity restored.

The inquest into the death of a researcher who was apparently swept out to sea while testing water on a remote island has started.

WHITE KNIGHTS: More then 50 motorcyclists will gather with members of the public at the Village Green tomorrow for the start of the national White Ribbon Ride in Rotorua. Photo: Stephen Parker
WHITE KNIGHTS: More then 50 motorcyclists will gather with members of the public at the Village Green tomorrow for the start of the national White Ribbon Ride in Rotorua. Photo: Stephen Parker

More than 60 motorcycle riders from throughout the country gathered in Rotorua to make a stand objecting to violence against women.

Since dropping a staggering 100kg in 15 months, Hastings man Richard Kupa is living life to the full, he shares how he lost so much weight.

Buddy Mikaere leads a cook-up at Pilot Bay in protest against residents complaining about cooking smells from the public barbecue at the beach .Photo/John Borren.
Buddy Mikaere leads a cook-up at Pilot Bay in protest against residents complaining about cooking smells from the public barbecue at the beach .Photo/John Borren.


Finally, the smell of sizzling sausages wafted from a protest cook-in at Pilot Bay to highlight "ridiculous" concerns about the placement of a public barbecue in the area.

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