NZ@Noon: Orca delight viewers on shore

Orcas near Flat Rock delighted watchers. Photo/Christoph Henrichsen
Orcas near Flat Rock delighted watchers. Photo/Christoph Henrichsen

Some stories making headlines across the regions today include: A pod of orcas entertain people in Hawke's Bay, a huge mural in Rotorua is doing great things for the city and Far North students are turning a waste product into a luxury item.

A pod of about seven orca entertained crowds as they dipped and dived in the shallow waters off Ahuriri, before heading out of sight in the direction of Bay View.

Artists Jacob Chrisohoou (left) and Jonny4higher have finished their mural in Rotorua's city centre. Photo/Stephen Parker.
Artists Jacob Chrisohoou (left) and Jonny4higher have finished their mural in Rotorua's city centre. Photo/Stephen Parker.

A colourful mural more than eight metres high is doing big things for Rotorua's city centre, its creators say.

A ship which got into trouble after leaving the Port of Tauranga yesterday has this morning returned to local waters.

A group of budding Far North entrepreneurs is hoping to turn a waste product into luxury soap.

An hour-and-a-half flight in a World War II torpedo bomber was a memorable way to spend part of Anzac Day for one Wanganui war veteran.

And, the bridge over Abbotts Creek on SH2 at the bottom of Rimutaka Hill seems to have many names, but what is its official name?

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