NZ@Noon: Quick thinking customers, marathon trips to school

ATTACKED: Kiran Mistry was helped by two customers to chase the men who attacked him in his dairy. PHOTO/BEN FRASER 270314BF5
ATTACKED: Kiran Mistry was helped by two customers to chase the men who attacked him in his dairy. PHOTO/BEN FRASER 270314BF5

A look at some of the stories making headlines around the regions today, including customers who came to the aid of a bashed dairy owner and two boys who cycle the equivalent of a return trip from Wellington to Auckland five times in a year just to get to school.

Quick-thinking customers rushed to Kiran Mistry's aid as he chased two robbers down the street with blood pouring from a head wound.

In one week 14-year-old Chris and his 13-year-old brother cycle the equivalent of a journey between Hastings and Wairakei just north of Taupo - just to get to school.

Forty archaeological sites have been discovered as work on the Bay of Plenty's largest roading project reaches its final stages - but so far no human remains.


Vandals targeting Masterton Town Square will come under the spotlight with the installation of temporary surveillance cameras.

A Whangarei man jailed for growing cannabis in two shipping containers says police deliberately set him up.

And finally at 490kg Turakina is home to the world's biggest pumpkin.

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