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NZ@Noon: Mystery substance washes up on beach

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Contractors scrape a dried substance off South Beach, for removal later. Photo/Rae Cliffe
Contractors scrape a dried substance off South Beach, for removal later. Photo/Rae Cliffe

Some stories happening across the regions include, a mystery substance that smells washing up on Wanganui Souths Beach, a dog called Princess guards her owner for weeks after he dies in Eketahuna and Whangarei is hit by a spree of vandalism.

A mystery substance washing up on Wanganui's South Beach is angering fishermen and annoying surfers.

Wairarapa SPCA centre manager Lloyd Warren with the renamed Petal.
Wairarapa SPCA centre manager Lloyd Warren with the renamed Petal.

A dog guards her dead owner for weeks in Eketahuna.

A 90-year-old Napier woman took a flight far from ordinary.

Hundreds of tags in blue and red spray paint appeared in Whangarei overnight.

A paraglider who hit a tree on Mount Maunganui's Marine Parade, then fell 6m onto the road has been jailed.

And finally, It's not often a power box stops traffic - but Rotorua's newly painted Chorus boxes are doing just that.

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