NZ@Noon: Residents targeted in art scam

This painting was bought by a couple in Lynmore, believing it to be the work of Israeli art students trying to raise funds to go to Australia. Photo/Stephen Parker
This painting was bought by a couple in Lynmore, believing it to be the work of Israeli art students trying to raise funds to go to Australia. Photo/Stephen Parker

Stories happening across our regions today include: Rotorua residents are being targeted at home in a art scam and a Westshore resident has offered a $5k reward for the capture of the burglars that robbed his house.

Rotorua residents have been targeted in an alleged scam involving people posing as art students.

A Westshore resident is offering a $5000 reward for the apprehension and conviction of the burglars who ransacked his home.

A man from Okaihau has been saved by a technicality from being the first Northlander to have his car crushed under boy-racer legislation.

A Papamoa drug dealer caught with a substantial amount of cannabis and cash, a ticklist of what customers owed and a cut down .22 rifle is behind bars.

A Wanganui man was warned to let go of a life-long feud or face jail time.

Finally, Farmers are being warned to remain vigilant with stock thefts on the rise and the cannabis harvesting season soon to start.

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