NZ@Noon: Children raise money for sick teacher

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Leanne Thompson with some of her students from Room 14.
Leanne Thompson with some of her students from Room 14.

Eric Rush and Graham Lowe return to Northland for the graduation of 10 Ngawha Prison inmates, and students from Omokoroa No1 School are raising money to help their teacher who has cancer.

New Zealand sporting legends Eric Rush and Graham Lowe returned to Northland for the graduation of 10 young Ngawha Prison inmates who had completed the Lowie Foundation's education and sport programme.

Students from Room 14 of Omokoroa No1 School are helping raise funds for their teacher, who is battling cancer for the fourth time, to fly to Melbourne to receive treatment unavailable in New Zealand.

A Rotorua woman who "stumbled" on an idea while out shopping has created an online community of more than 70,000 people who help each other decide what to wear or buy.

Whanganui cat lovers have raised $2,500 for Winnie, the SPCA cat, to have an operation on her broken leg.

A Masterton retailer is planning to set up a crime prevention page on Facebook after burglars stole up to $2000 worth of clothing from his store over the weekend.

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