NZ@Noon: Vincent Ward laments loss of Robin Williams

TRIBUTE: Filmmaker Vincent Ward (right) with Robin Williams on set.
TRIBUTE: Filmmaker Vincent Ward (right) with Robin Williams on set.

Stories making headlines around the regions today includes a tribute to acting legend Robin Williams and a Northland prisoner spends two days and a bitterly cold night on top of prison a roof.

A Wairarapa filmmaker has paid tribute to acting legend and comic icon Robin Williams who died yesterday. Vincent Ward became friends with Williams during the shooting of his 1998 film What Dreams May Come, which received an Academy Award for best visual effects.

Tauranga MP Simon Bridges is not fazed by a satirical video being shared online, mocking Prime Minister John Key and other members of the Government.

The sight of the public foyer of the Napier Police Station being plunged into darkness and closed at night will not be an uncommon one.

Firefighters in Tokoroa want a block of flats demolished after the latest suspicious fire.

A protesting prisoner has come back down to earth after spending two days and one cold night on a roof at Ngawha Prison.

And finally, a Whanganui lawyer defended a women who - in an act of revenge against her partner - drove to the police station and asked to be arrested for drink driving.

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