NZ@Noon: Kids' footy jerseys snatched

Zarah and Alexis Thomson, 7, in their Waitemata Rugby Team jerseys. Fifteen were stolen from a car outside a Tikipunga business. Photo/Supplied
Zarah and Alexis Thomson, 7, in their Waitemata Rugby Team jerseys. Fifteen were stolen from a car outside a Tikipunga business. Photo/Supplied

Some stories making headlines across the regions today include: Fifteen kids' rugby jerseys were stolen from a car parked in Whangarei, Welcome Bay boy Plucky woke from an induced coma and was found helping another boy hit by a car out of an induced sleep, and did Rotorua have best try celebration ever?

A team of rugby players aged between 4 and 7 are now without jerseys after cruel thieves stole them from a car parked in Whangarei.

Corine Te Whata said she prepared herself for the worst when she found her son Rawiri Te Whata, 7, lying in a pool of blood outside her home after being hit by a car nine days ago. Photo/George Novak
Corine Te Whata said she prepared herself for the worst when she found her son Rawiri Te Whata, 7, lying in a pool of blood outside her home after being hit by a car nine days ago. Photo/George Novak

The day after Welcome Bay boy Rawiri Te Whata woke from a coma in Auckland's Starship Hospital he was helping another boy hit by a car out of an induced sleep.

And, a 15-year-old youth will face charges after fleeing police on a trail bike in Hastings yesterday.

Autumn-Rain Stephens try celebration will go down as one of the most daring celebrations performed at a Rotorua rugby match.

Three-and-a-half-year-old Lily Hooper from Greytown has become one of the first children in New Zealand to receive a second cochlear implant.

Rotorua residents are being told not to worry about geothermal activity after a concerned member of the public contacted the Rotorua Daily Post after what she thought was a big explosion.

Finally, Wanganui glass students are getting out their hot glass ahead of the Blowing In The Dark event this weekend.

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