NZ@Noon: Town auditorium deemed unsafe

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Masterton Town Hall has been declared an earthquake risk (altered image).
Masterton Town Hall has been declared an earthquake risk (altered image).

Masterton Town Hall's auditorium is declared off-limits after reports found that it didn't meet earthquake standards, and a survivor of the Nazi concentration camps speaks about his ordeal. These are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

Masterton Town Hall's auditorium has been declared off-limits after an engineering report found it does not meet required earthquake standards.

Bob Narev wasn't really frightened during more than two years he spent in a Nazi concentration camp, but had he known what his mother had known, he would have been.

Extra chairs were needed last night, when a large crowd gathered to discuss the "unfair" charges being put on people with solar panels.

A Tauranga father denied leave by the Supreme Court to appeal a judgment dismissing his claim for damages after his son's heart was taken without his consent is vowing to fight on.

A new hospice facility worth more than $1 million has moved a step closer, with the first part of the building relocated onto its new site.

A Kowhai Park Dairy re-opens nearly a year after it was inundated in Whanganui's biggest flood.

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