NZ@Noon: Dumped beacon sets off search

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The team who searched for the beacon were Paul Hail, Wally Mitchell, Derick McFarlane and in the background is Craig Atkin. Photo/ Northland Service Trust.
The team who searched for the beacon were Paul Hail, Wally Mitchell, Derick McFarlane and in the background is Craig Atkin. Photo/ Northland Service Trust.

Stories happening around the regions include a Hastings man who refused to fill in his census finally gives in and a dumped beacon in Northland sets off a frantic search.

Rescuers wasted hours searching after an emergency beacon was set off in Northland.

Thomas Martin was shocked to receive a court summons after not filling in his Census.
Thomas Martin was shocked to receive a court summons after not filling in his Census.

A Hastings man summoned to court after failing to fill in the 2013 census has given in and completed the forms.

Damage to a hoist, which broke and left an elderly Tauranga resthome patient with fatal injuries, may have been caused by unauthorised maintenance.

A Rotorua single mother is trying to get back on her feet after her house and everything she owned was destroyed in a fire.

The first Wanganui shopkeeper to be sentenced under the controversial "legal highs" law has been told she took advantage of others for personal gain.

Masterton kids get a week of free swimming at the Masterton pools early next year, but there is a serious message which comes with the freebie.

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