NZ@Noon: Great white encounter & a cow attack

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A great white shark briefly stalks a boat with a group of Whangarei anglers.
A great white shark briefly stalks a boat with a group of Whangarei anglers.

A great white shark gets up close to a group of Whangarei anglers and a man is in hospital after being attacked by a cow are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

Watch: A group of Whangarei anglers have a close encounter with a great white shark.

A man had to be airlifted to hospital yesterday after being attacked by a cow. The man was helping out a calf when the calf's mother attacked, ramming him against a tree several times.

Wairoa District Council will be seeking compensation from the Eastland Group for the damage caused to the Waiau River.

A Rotorua cricketer is in Waikato Hospital after a ball struck him in the head causing swelling to his brain.

A car brings down powerlines after hitting a pole on Delhi Ave in Aramoho.

Wairarapa lacks a bylaw to tackle offensive signage as seen with slogans on campervan company Wicked Campers, but it seems Wairarapa people aren't easily offended.

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