NZ@Noon: Vandals wreck football pitch

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Tikipunga AFC premier coach Bill Gibson said vandals who damaged his club's main field had "knackered" things for the club.
Tikipunga AFC premier coach Bill Gibson said vandals who damaged his club's main field had "knackered" things for the club.

A major Whangarei football field will be out of action for a month after a ute-driving vandal wrecked the pitch by doing donuts, and a Napier book-keeper is censured for making payments to himself from his client's account. These are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

A ute which smashed through a fence before doing donuts on the grass has put a major Whangarei football field out of action for up to a month.

A Napier book-keeper has been censured after making payments to himself from his client's account to cover the purchase of a vehicle.

A 5-year-old cancer battler's dream of flying in a helicopter could soon come true, thanks to an Auckland pilot.

A Taupo man accused of ploughing his truck into a motorway overbridge, causing traffic chaos in Auckland, has denied driving dangerously.

A Whanganui district councillor wants to see a Crown-appointed manager take charge of the replacement of the district's defunct wastewater treatment plant.

Two alleged car thieves, who took refuge from the law in a cow shed on an Eketahuna property, will face Palmerston North District Court next week.

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