NZ@Noon: Tuk-tuks and lawnmowers

Advocate reporter Kristin Edge put her hand up for the ride of a lifetime. Photo / The Adventure Rickshaw Run
Advocate reporter Kristin Edge put her hand up for the ride of a lifetime. Photo / The Adventure Rickshaw Run

Stories making headlines around the regions include an epic tuk-tuk journey and a 'glorified lawnmower'.

A Far North police officer and a Northern Advocate reporter are about to embark on a fundraising adventure of a lifetime featuring "the least suitable vehicle on the planet".

Do you fancy racing and powerful engines? In that case you might like this Hawke's Bay man and his unusual ride.

Four Otumoetai College students mingled with the world's best young minds in robotics last week.

A "freaked out" school girl from Napier got more than she bargained for while flying on an Air New Zealand flight yesterday.

The Rotorua Marathon is set to happen this weekend drawing huge crowds to the region.

A fit Rotorua woman whose father served in Gallipolli is upset about being branded as old before her time.

Meanwhile, a holiday film screening in Masterton turned into "four bags of fluff" for the viewers.

Auckland Transport wants to give you a say in its new bus shelter designs. For more information click here.

Do you find it hard to meet new people outside of your own circle? Table of Eight might be the solution.

A Wanganui man has been given 40 hours of community work after telling his grandson he "needed a good kick in the backside".

Finally, a former curator/manager of a Far North Regional Museum has accused its successor of cultural vandalism.

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