NZ@Noon: Salute fit for a mini-superhero

Phoenix (holding the light sabre) was welcomed to Christchurch by a crowd of superheroes. Photo/Centuri Chan Photography
Phoenix (holding the light sabre) was welcomed to Christchurch by a crowd of superheroes. Photo/Centuri Chan Photography

Stories making headlines around the regions today include: A sick five-year-old boy in the far north gets to meet his hero and a man in Hawke's Bay is badly burned when his shirt goes up in flames.

A Christchurch superhero famous for helping quake-affected citizens is heading to Northland after striking up a super-powered friendship with a sick five-year-old.

An elderly man has been badly burned after his shirt caught fire as he used a grinder in Central Hawke's Bay.

A Wanganui District Council member has auctioned off another councillor's name plate, but is disappointed by the amount raised.

A Tauranga couple has found a way to travel the world without leaving behind the comforts of home.

A need for a haircut has led an 8-year-old boy in Rotorua to raise more than $1000 for Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand.

Finally, a public space design guru with the nous to turn public toilets into a tourist attraction will be casting his eye over Carterton on May 12.

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