NZ@Noon: Mother heartbroken after baby's grave attacked

The grave of Stephanie Pinkerton's daughter and her father has been destroyed by vandals.
The grave of Stephanie Pinkerton's daughter and her father has been destroyed by vandals.

Stories from around the regions: A Rotorua mother is heartbroken after vandals destroyed her baby's grave and a police pursuit in Northland had it all: cars, a plane and a ride-on lawnmower.

A mother has been left "heartbroken" after her baby daughter's grave was destroyed by vandals at a Rotorua cemetery.

A man was taken from Hastings District Court by ambulance after he jumped out of the dock during a court appearance. Photo/Duncan Brown
A man was taken from Hastings District Court by ambulance after he jumped out of the dock during a court appearance. Photo/Duncan Brown

A patched Mongrel Mob member attempted to make a dash for freedom, jumping over a glass pane in the dock in the Hastings District Court.

In Northland a police pursuit lasted more than two hours and involved four stolen vehicles, police dogs, a rammed police car, a plane and a school caretaker on a ride-on lawnmower.

Bay of Plenty counsellors are telling some legal high users to smoke real thing.

A Masterton man has admitted to fraudulently using his parents' bank card and void cheques to steal more than $45,000.

And finally, seawater from Wanganui's South Beach was sent away for testing on Thursday last week, after a mystery substance washed up on it.

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