NZ@Noon: Whopper snapper earns $30,000

Kaitaia man Neil Sides is delighted at winning the $30,000 top prize, with organiser Dave Collard (left) and Northland MP Mike Sabin. Photo/Peter de Graaf
Kaitaia man Neil Sides is delighted at winning the $30,000 top prize, with organiser Dave Collard (left) and Northland MP Mike Sabin. Photo/Peter de Graaf

Stories making headlines around the regions today include that of a Kaitaia fisherman who earned himself $30,000 by landing a whopper snapper. In Maketu, a man escaped a burning building and in Eastern Bay, children have been found living in drug dens.

A Far Northern man pocketed $30,000 after catching a whopping snapper.

A Maketu man narrowly escaped a burning building.

This Maketu Rd converted garage was destroyed by fire.
This Maketu Rd converted garage was destroyed by fire.

Apple shipments have missed the boat and fruit diverted to other ports as Napier Port struggles with a spike in fruit shipped by containers.

In Eastern Bay children have been found living in drug dens.

A stolen car was found ablaze in the middle of a Carterton street.

And finally, two artists in Wanganui make stunning art from some interesting materials.

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