NZ@Noon: Search for missing pop

Peter Low is desperate for answers to the disappearance of his stepchildren's grandfather, Trevor Smith. Photo/Stephen Parker
Peter Low is desperate for answers to the disappearance of his stepchildren's grandfather, Trevor Smith. Photo/Stephen Parker

A look at some of the stories making headlines around the regions today, including a Rotorua family looking for their lost grandfather and a Hokianga man facing a $250,000 fine after fleeing from fishery officers.

A Rotorua family is asking the community to keep their eyes open for their missing pop.

A Hokianga man is facing a fine of up to $250,000 and the forfeiture of his ute, trailer and quad bike after he allegedly drove off into the bush when fisheries officers tried to stop him.

 Charlie Fairbairn, council facilities officer, surveys the damage done to tiles and the concrete surround when pink dye was poured into the fountain in the town square over the weekend. Photo/Lydia Feringa
Charlie Fairbairn, council facilities officer, surveys the damage done to tiles and the concrete surround when pink dye was poured into the fountain in the town square over the weekend. Photo/Lydia Feringa

Vandals have again struck Masterton's new town square squirting pink dye into the fountain - but this time their actions have been caught on camera.

Eight people who helped save two lives in dramatic sea rescues in Hawke's Bay last year were honoured at a special ceremony.

Maynard Scott is a huge Queen Elizabeth fan and hopes he will see her grandson and great-grandson on their visit to Cambridge.

And finally, an itch to travel inspired United Nations consultant Justin Frewen's plan to build a boat and sail around the world with a friend, but now he's settled in Wanganui.

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