NZ@Noon: Doggone it - Jimmy is off to Timaru

Timaru tug master Tom Johnson came to Masterton to meet and pick up Jimmy the huntaway to take home to Timaru.Photo/Lynda Feringa
Timaru tug master Tom Johnson came to Masterton to meet and pick up Jimmy the huntaway to take home to Timaru.Photo/Lynda Feringa

Stories making headlines around the regions today include: Jimmy the huntaway finds a new home, Hawke's Bay is set to get a bright light in the sky and a wedding makes history in Northland.

It was love at sight for Tom Johnson when he read about Jimmy the huntaway needing a new home.

Vanessa Aarsen (left) and Donna Allpress, whose wedding at Opononi on Saturday marked a couple of firsts. Picture/Debbie Beadle
Vanessa Aarsen (left) and Donna Allpress, whose wedding at Opononi on Saturday marked a couple of firsts. Picture/Debbie Beadle

Northland's first marriage of two women make history.

The brightest man-made light in the sky is scheduled to make a spectacular appearance across the skies of Hawke's Bay.

The biggest and most ambitious project so far undertaken by Tauranga aerosol artist Owen Dippie will reveal itself on the side of a building.

In Rotorua a woman facing a raft of Serious Fraud Office charges has lost her appeal for continual name suppression.

And finally, a bottle of bourbon, a shelf of wine, and a liquor store window in Marton all faced the wrath of a man who received an "upsetting" text message.

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