NZ@Noon: Traffic chaos as gang members gather

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Outlaw Motorcycle Gang members caused slow traffic in Bethlehem.
Outlaw Motorcycle Gang members caused slow traffic in Bethlehem.

A gathering of more than 100 Outlaw Motorcycle Gang members leads to major traffic jams, and a newly married couple ask not for gifts, but for guests to donate to the Hawke's Bay Rescue Helicopter Trust. These are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

A gathering of more than 100 Outlaw Motorcycle Gang members, believed to be attending a memorial service at Te Wairoa Marae, triggered a large police operation in Bethlehem during the weekend causing major traffic jams.

Instead of a wedding gift list, a newly married couple asked guests to donate to the Hawke's Bay Rescue Helicopter Trust, raising more than $2000.

After five years of planning, Rotorua's Community Hospice will have a new million dollar home. Construction has now begun at the new site on Hinemoa St.

Sassy the miniature horse brings Northlanders happiness wherever she trots, including the Jane Mander Retirement Village and the Northern Advocate office.

Hundreds of people turn out to celebrate St John's Church Matarawa's 150th anniversary after opening in 1866.

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