NZ@Noon: Broken boat dock threatens sea life

DoC says the disintegrating, 1m-thick chunks of polystyrene pose a threat to wildlife such as bottlenose dolphins. Photo/Peter Beadle
DoC says the disintegrating, 1m-thick chunks of polystyrene pose a threat to wildlife such as bottlenose dolphins. Photo/Peter Beadle

Stories making headlines across our regions today include: Polystyrene threatening Northland marine life and a man is charged over a sawn-off shotgun he said he found buried in his Wanganui yard.

A floating dock which broke free from a privately owned island during Cyclone Lusi is posing a serious threat to marine life along Northland's east coast.

A taxpayer-funded television movie about Rotorua rape-victim advocate Louise Nicholas is under way, and the woman herself said she was stunned producers wanted to bring her tragic life story to the small screen.

A Wanganui man charged with unlawful possession of a firearm said he found the sawn-off shotgun while burying his dog in the back yard.

Dannevirke's Rose Hulena is loyal. She began subscribing to a Hawke's Bay newspaper on April 23, 1957.

And, walking into the shed at the back of Charlie Wilson's Bay of Plenty property you know there is more to him than meets the eye.

Finally, Scam letters, postmarked from Malaysia, have been doing the rounds in Masterton.

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