NZ@Noon: Hoax call and a 'magic tea party'

The Armed Offenders Squad (AOS) was callout to Churton School in Aramoho yesterday.
The Armed Offenders Squad (AOS) was callout to Churton School in Aramoho yesterday.

Stories making headlines around the regions today include: a hoax call to police with grave consequences and three friends taking 'socialising' to another level.

A Wanganui man appears in court today after making a hoax call to police which sparked an Armed Offenders Squad (AOS) turning up at a local school.

Three friends got more than they bargained for when their 'magic tea party' spun out of control.

A Tauranga dairy owner was robbed at knifepoint this morning. See the live updates here.

The hunt is on for Hemi from "up north", after he gave free advice to a New Zealand company - and now they want to pay him for it.

Napier's Art Deco buses are making their debut today transporting excited fans to their venue.

Two Hamilton newlyweds are embarking on a challenge of their lifetime in order for one of them to have a chance at life.

Meanwhile, a Rotorua girls school had to close its doors this week after flash flooding on Wednesday.

And finally, an Auckland chef has won the New Zealand Vegetarian Dish Challenge 2014.

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