NZ@Noon: Pensioner fights for trees

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A woman has chained herself to one of many trees earmarked for removal in Havelock North this morning. Photo / Paul Taylor
A woman has chained herself to one of many trees earmarked for removal in Havelock North this morning. Photo / Paul Taylor

A Napier pensioner has chained herself to one of many walnut trees due to be felled by the council, and a pair of tourists have a lucky escape after their vehicle collided with wandering cattle. These are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

A pensioner has chained herself to one of many walnut trees due to be felled this morning in Havelock North.

A pair of tourists had a lucky escape after their campervan had its side ripped open in a collision caused by wandering cattle on a main Taranaki road last night.

Memorial Pool is going to the dogs... in a good way. Dogs will be allowed to have the last splash at Memorial Pool before the complex closes its doors for the winter season.

Rotorua mayor Steve Chadwick and deputy mayor Dave Donaldson joined Rotorua Lakes council staff last night to observe first-hand noise concerns being raised regarding the Eastside industrial area.

Police are investigating a suspicious fire at a newly built home for employees at a Chinese-owned resort in the Far North where it appears the fire was started under a deck.

Breast cancer battler Max Croskery is blazing trails as a male member of the nationwide Sweet Louise support group after being diagnosed with HER2-positive breast cancer six years ago.

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