NZ@Noon: Great-gran, 88, in skyfall thrill

Whangarei's Audrey Fry and jump instructor Rafael Garcia above Onerahi for a skydive in honour of her 88th birthday. Photo/Ballisticblondes
Whangarei's Audrey Fry and jump instructor Rafael Garcia above Onerahi for a skydive in honour of her 88th birthday. Photo/Ballisticblondes

Stories making headlines around the regions today include a great-grandmother from Whangarei has a thrilling 88th birthday and fire crews save a wedding in the Wairarapa.

Whangarei great-grandmother Audrey Fry went on a thrilling skyfall for her 88th birthday.

A wedding party and a grateful estate manager have heaped praise on the fast response of volunteer fire crews.

Volunteer fire crew, mainly from Featherston fire station, surround Wellington newlyweds Tom Knobloch and Micaela Yee at the Brackenridge Country Retreat and Spa. Photo/Andrew Bonallack
Volunteer fire crew, mainly from Featherston fire station, surround Wellington newlyweds Tom Knobloch and Micaela Yee at the Brackenridge Country Retreat and Spa. Photo/Andrew Bonallack

An angle-grinder injury astonishes A&E staff at the Dannevirke Medical Centre.

A Bay of Plenty man denies hiring a hitman to kill parents.

A Rotorua man who sparked a national police alert with family and friends didn't know he was missing.

And finally, 5500 art works are being moved from Wanganui's Sarjeant Gallery.

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