NZ@Noon: Life-saving swerve & ticket madness

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A piece of suspension that came off a loaded logging truck and became a deadly missile. Photo / Michael Cunningham
A piece of suspension that came off a loaded logging truck and became a deadly missile. Photo / Michael Cunningham

A motorist swerves onto the wrong side of State Highway 1 to avoid a deadly broken off chunk of steel suspension and The Bay of Plenty Regional Council Maritime Team have issued more than treble the infringement notices this summer are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

A Whangarei motorist was forced to make a split second decision and swerve on to the wrong side of State Highway 1 to avoid a chunk of steel suspension from a loaded logging truck after it became a potentially lethal missile.

The Bay of Plenty Regional Council Maritime Team have issued more than treble the amount of infringement notices this summer compared to last summer.

Tauranga newest airline partner will have a completely full load on its first-ever flight when it leaves the coastal city for Nelson tomorrow.

Hastings District Council were unaware that a Bridge Pa building consumed by fire on Sunday was being used for accommodation by a large number of "seasonal workers".

Featherston Community Board chairwoman Lee Carter is set to face a no confidence vote.

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