NZ@Noon: Sticky situation in Rotorua

Traffic was delayed after a tanker lost litres of its sticky load on Te Ngae Rd yesterday. Photo/Ben Fraser
Traffic was delayed after a tanker lost litres of its sticky load on Te Ngae Rd yesterday. Photo/Ben Fraser

Stories making headlines around the regions include a truckload of paper towels catch fire en route to Mount Maunganui, a sticky situation on a Rotorua road and a Hastings man calls the mayor for help after construction noise keeps him awake.

A slightly sticky situation in Rotorua after a tanker carrying wet tar spilt litres of the sticky substance on Te Ngae Rd.

A truck hauling a load of paper towels caught fire on State Highway 2 on its way to Mount Maunganui.

This aluminium Scorpion boat was stolen from a Wellington's Bay batch. Photo/Supplied
This aluminium Scorpion boat was stolen from a Wellington's Bay batch. Photo/Supplied

Thieves in the Mangakahia/Wheki Valley are targeting mechanical equipment like ride-on lawnmowers, chainsaws, quad and motor bikes, boats and trailers.

A Hastings man couldn't stop the loud, late-night roadworks outside his home so he called the mayor's cellphone late at night to complain.

A woman who tried to take drugs into Kaitoke prison also had a sawn-off shotgun in her car.

And finally, the historic Farley's oak in Greytown is safe for another year.

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