NZ@Noon: Human skeleton found at museum

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An outdoor area at Cobblestones Museum in Greytown.
An outdoor area at Cobblestones Museum in Greytown.

Human bones are found at Cobblestones Museum in Greytown, and Rotorua Lakes Council will foot the bill for two vehicles damaged by a raised manhole. These are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

A human skeleton has been discovered at Cobblestones Museum in Greytown. Museum volunteers uncovered a largely intact skeleton in storage at the old hospital late last week, with a doctor this week confirming the bones are human.

Rotorua Lakes Council has agreed to pay for repairs to two vehicles damaged after driving over a raised manhole cover on Lake Rd.

Tauranga Energy Consumers Trust (TECT) is making a funding grant of $1 million for the construction of an iconic walkway and cycleway bridge across the Wairoa River.

Eight people who thought they could pollute Northland bush and scarper have had a $200 wake-up call as the costs of removing a huge illegal dumpsite soar.

The final instalment of pou at Otatara Pa yesterday was a celebration of Napier's heritage and pathways for the future. An official ceremony celebrated the completion of the Otatara Pa story as depicted by the Turauwha Pou and accompanying story boards.

A unique collection of motoring history will drive into Whanganui next weekend for the national rally of the Jowett Car Club of New Zealand.

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