NZ@Noon: Hundreds forget to collect loved ones ashes

Legacy Funerals director Mike Savage has the ashes of about 80 people in storage waiting to be collected. Photo/John Borren
Legacy Funerals director Mike Savage has the ashes of about 80 people in storage waiting to be collected. Photo/John Borren

Some stories making headlines across the regions include: Hundreds of Tauranga residents are yet to have their ashes collected by their families. Some are 30-years late. A St Joseph's Maori Girls' College student has won a rare scholarship and, a bride gets her lost engagement ring returned six years later and on her birthday.

The ashes of several hundred Tauranga residents have yet to be collected by their families, some after more than 30 years.

Napier MP Chris Tremain and te reo teacher Ripeka Wiki with Ngapera Aperahama, who has gained an Outstanding Scholarship. Photo/Glenn Taylor
Napier MP Chris Tremain and te reo teacher Ripeka Wiki with Ngapera Aperahama, who has gained an Outstanding Scholarship. Photo/Glenn Taylor

St Joseph's Maori Girls' College student Ngapera Aperahama has won a rare scholarship.

An engagement ring that has been lost for six years gets returned to the bride on her birthday.

A Ruatoki Valley family were subjected to an armed offenders squad operation in the middle of the night following a dramatic police chase.

A 72-year-old Greytown man failed to persuade a judge his 10 lap dogs had been mustering sheep on his family farm.

And finally, a gift given by a New Zealand soldier fighting in World War 1 to a young English schoolgirl has not been forgotten, now nearly a century on relatives are on a mission to trace the descendants of the WWI soldier.

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