NZ@Noon: Hero cop saves elderly lady

An elderly woman was rescued from her burning Maranui St home by a police officer who happened to be driving past. Photo/Ruth Keber
An elderly woman was rescued from her burning Maranui St home by a police officer who happened to be driving past. Photo/Ruth Keber

Some stories making headlines across the regions today include: A hero cop saves an elderly lady from her burning Bay of Plenty home, a nasty hacker harasses a Hastings woman and Elsie Bright is careful because her Patea garden could kill her.

A police officer is being hailed a hero after saving an elderly woman's life when her house was engulfed with flames.

Every time Hastings woman Robyn Hewetson's phone rings she feels a pang of dread, after a phone scammer claiming to be from the FBI repeatedly harassed her.

The days are being counted down until the opening night of CreationFest, where Rotorua's young talent will shine after a year's hiatus.

Jail was the only option for a Whangarei man who thumbed his nose at court release conditions a staggering 13 times.

Honesty is one thing Wairarapa woman Liz Rikiti doesn't find much of these days but her faith in human nature has been restored.

And, Elsie Bright knows going out in her Patea garden could kill her if she's not careful.

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