NZ at noon: Naughty selfies and a hamper scam

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Investigations are underway into two cases that have recently occurred on the North Shore. Photo / Thinkstock
Investigations are underway into two cases that have recently occurred on the North Shore. Photo / Thinkstock

Stories making headlines around the regions include two teenagers who documented their naughty antics with a special 'selfie' and a new scam aimed at Countdown customers.

Two Featherston teenagers have appeared in court for taking a 'selfie' in a South Wairarapa hemp plantation.

Countdown customers on the North Shore in Auckland have become the target of a new 'hamper' scam.

Te Puia general mananger of visitor experience Taparoto Nicholson. Photo / APN
Te Puia general mananger of visitor experience Taparoto Nicholson. Photo / APN

A long-dormant hot spring has bubbled back into life in Rotorua.

The Hawke's Bay has received a significant economic boost in the form of new jobs, courtesy of Kiwibank and a local hotel development.

Solway College students scored a 100 per cent pass rate in 2013 NCEA Levels 2 and 3 thanks to a successful mentoring scheme introduced to their school last year.

Problem gamblers in Northland are resorting to dangerous financial habits to fuel their addiction.

And finally, despite the decline in the number of worshippers the Western Bay's oldest church celebrates its 145-year-old history.

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