NZ@Noon: Monster marlin, surfing dogs and trips to Mars

Eight-year-old Hunter Scott landed a monster marlin 10 times his own weight. Photo/Supplied
Eight-year-old Hunter Scott landed a monster marlin 10 times his own weight. Photo/Supplied

Stories happening around the regions today include: An 8-year-old boy catching a monster marlin, a Northland dog shows his owner how to surf and a Masterton woman may be headed to Mars on a one-way trip.

An 8-year-old Northland boy persevered for three and a half hours to catch a marlin ten times his own weight.

Photos of a geothermal hot pool burns victim who blamed a lack of warning signs show he knew beforehand the area was dangerous.

A Waipawa woman is left shaken and bruised after a day time attack.

A Wanganui woman who claimed more than $4500 in benefit money while working has received a hefty sentence.

A man was swept out to sea from Papamoa beach on a air mattress.

Whakatane boy Brad Kora is set to go on a new musical journey with Kim Dotcom.

And Masterton woman Kristy Flower is one step closer to a one-way trip to Mars.

Finally, a Northland dog shows his owner how to surf.

Josh Borlase gets a surfing lesson from Roy, his Queensland Blue Heeler. Photo/Michael Cunningham
Josh Borlase gets a surfing lesson from Roy, his Queensland Blue Heeler. Photo/Michael Cunningham

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