NZ@Noon: Pilot damages ego

The microlight ended the flight on its back. Fortunately the pilot was unhurt. Photo/Glenn Taylor
The microlight ended the flight on its back. Fortunately the pilot was unhurt. Photo/Glenn Taylor

Stories happening across the regions include: An illegal window washer who spat in Whangarei, a pilot who damaged his ego in the Hawke's Bay and a more humane method that has been found to put down dogs at the Wanganui pound after a public outcry.

A Hawke's Bay pilot may have damaged his ego after flipping his plane.

Police are investigating the alleged assault of an official who was spat at by a "squeegee bandit" washing windscreens at a Whangarei intersection.

A man believed to have duped hotel staff for free rooms and offering tourists bogus jobs has been identified by Mount Maunganui police.

Drugs, guns and money were seized at a Masterton property.

There has been a breakthrough in the battle to get a more humane method of putting down unwanted dogs at Wanganui's pound.

And finally, almost 800 Rotorua school children are set to receive new sunhats from the Waikato/Bay of Plenty Cancer Society.

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