NZ@Noon: Still open despite smash-and-grab

Marrs Jewellers owners Jim and Joy Stantiall. Photo/File
Marrs Jewellers owners Jim and Joy Stantiall. Photo/File

Some stories that are making headlines across the regions today include: a jewellery store in Marton barely had time to clean up from a robbery, a farmer digging caused an internet black-out in the Bay Of Plenty and a Dannevirke wife surprised her spouse by swimming 100km.

While Jim and Joy Stantiall were cleaning up from a smash-and-grab raid on their Marton jewellery store the customers kept coming in.

A man digging on his Waihi property caused an internet blackout in the Bay of Plenty.

A wife's 100km swim surprised her spouse in Dannevirke.

Six Tauranga teens will be rubbing shoulders with leading scientists at the London International Youth Science Forum.

A neighbourly dispute about cats has seen a Whangarei man issued with a formal police warning.

And, being disqualified from driving didn't stop Matthew Ryan Guillard from reaching speeds of 158km/h and driving recklessly outside schools where children were playing.

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