NZ@Noon: Online puppy scam

SCAM: A Tauranga couple was left out of pocket by a scam when they tried to buy an alaskan klee kai puppy, similar to the dogs pictured, online. Photo / Thinkstock
SCAM: A Tauranga couple was left out of pocket by a scam when they tried to buy an alaskan klee kai puppy, similar to the dogs pictured, online. Photo / Thinkstock

Stories making the headlines around the regions include a couple caught up in a puppy scam and shock after chickens are killed and stashed in a children's play area.

A Tauranga man was scammed out of hundreds of dollars over a dog that did not exist.

Staff at a Wanganui early childhood education centre are upset and shocked after someone broke in and killed three chickens, hiding the bodies in the children's play trough.

Masterton firefighters are frustrated after a malicious caller sent them to a fake house fire.

A Hastings Lotto shop has been named the Hawke's Bay region's luckiest after selling winning tickets worth $15.5million in prizemoney.

The public have rallied round to help a Whangarei resident with special needs after his home was broken into while he was on holiday.

Finally, perfect make-up and manicured nails aren't what you'd normally associate with speedway drivers but Olivia Adams makes it work.

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