NZ@Noon: Cliff hanging baches must go

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This bach near Whatarangi on Cape Palliser Rd is one of two deemed dangerous under the Building Act and South Wairarapa District Council says they must go.
This bach near Whatarangi on Cape Palliser Rd is one of two deemed dangerous under the Building Act and South Wairarapa District Council says they must go.

Two bach owners have been told that their homes will have to go as they are "perched precariously" over the edge of a cliff, and bottlenose dolphins could disappear from the Bay of Islands if nothing is done about it. These are just two of the stories making headlines from around the regions today.

Nature is taking its course with two Cape Palliser coastal properties at risk of falling into the sea. The South Wairarapa's District Council has told the owners their baches will have to go.

Bottlenose dolphins could disappear from the Bay of Islands if nothing is done to halt a decline apparently caused by too much interaction, a report warns.

Te Puke's main street will receive a $1 million upgrade with work to begin in September 2016.

A 19-year-old Reporoa dancer is living her dreams in Turkey. Sophie Voss travelled to Mugla, Turkey to join the Hillside Beach Resort dance company and has spent the past two months practising six days a week to learn eight shows.

The motorcyclist injured in a crash with a car near Okoia on Thursday faces a long road ahead and will need about three months to recover.

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