NZ@Noon: Doggy dilemmas

CLOSE CALL: John Massey and his 10-year-old cavalier King Charles spaniel Lauren.
CLOSE CALL: John Massey and his 10-year-old cavalier King Charles spaniel Lauren.
DOGGONE: Basset hound Simi was put up for sale on Trade Me after her owner thought she had gone to a "good home''.
DOGGONE: Basset hound Simi was put up for sale on Trade Me after her owner thought she had gone to a "good home''.

Stories making the headlines around the country today include a woman horrified to find the pet she had given away to a "good home" was for sale on TradeMe and a stolen man hole cover nearly results in disaster.

A Northland woman thought she had given her beloved pet to a "good home" only to find her basset hound was listed for sale on TradeMe weeks later for $900.

A Papamoa man thought his dog was going to drown after falling into a storm water drain that had its cover stolen.

CLOSE CALL: John Massey and his 10-year-old cavalier King Charles spaniel Lauren.
CLOSE CALL: John Massey and his 10-year-old cavalier King Charles spaniel Lauren.

An elderly man who clung to bushes for six hours this morning after crashing his mobility scooter down a steep bank believes rescuers reached him only hours before his possible death.

A Wanganui man set fire to a suitcase of his own clothes during an argument with his partner.

 SECURITY CAMERA: Lucky Smith seen taking papers from a Wycliffe St shop.
SECURITY CAMERA: Lucky Smith seen taking papers from a Wycliffe St shop.

A man has appeared in court charged with stealing over one hundred newspapers from outside a Napier stockist.

Finally, in Masterton an "out-of-control boy racer" has ruined plans for an upcoming wedding reception.

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