NZ@Noon: Teen's medical marijuana project

Claudia Cooke (left), 15, is calling for trials of medical marijuana to help her sister Kristal, who has severe epilepsy. Photo / John Stone
Claudia Cooke (left), 15, is calling for trials of medical marijuana to help her sister Kristal, who has severe epilepsy. Photo / John Stone

Stories making headlines around the regions today include a severed finger tip, a drunk tui, and a school project which has prompted a call to trial medical marijuana.

A Whangarei teenager is calling for medical marijuana to be trialled in New Zealand after a science project showed it would benefit her sister, who suffers from severe epilepsy.

Two Rotorua fashion designers are enjoying the success of showing at New Zealand Fashion Week.

A workplace accident in which a Napier man lost part of a finger has cost fertiliser company Ravensdown $38,000 in a fine and reparation.

Tipsy tui have become a boisterous source of delight for Te Puna residents.

A woman is upset after telling the Wanganui dog pound she would adopt a dog, only to find it had been put down the day before she was due to have it picked up.

And finally, an inscription on a colonial shotgun handed over to Aratoi for possible acquisition as an historic item has raised more questions than answers.

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