NZ@Noon: PokeWalk draws hundreds

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Bethlehem woman Renee Pink (right) and her fiance Justin Evans dressed up as Pikachu to take part in the 10km PokeWalk.
Bethlehem woman Renee Pink (right) and her fiance Justin Evans dressed up as Pikachu to take part in the 10km PokeWalk.

Around 400 Pokemon trainers turned out for a 10km PokeWalk on Saturday, and the country's luckiest Lotto shop sells its 40th First Division winning ticket. These are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

An estimated 400 Pokemon trainers packed out Tauranga's Memorial Park on Saturday - the starting point for a 10km PokeWalk.

New Zealand's luckiest Lotto shop, Unichem Stortford Lodge Pharmacy, sells its 40th First Division winning ticket.

Rotorua's Motley Crew dominated a thrilling roller derby in front of a sellout crowd on Saturday night.

Northland parents declining to immunise their children and "marked socio-economic deprivation" could be behind the region's low vaccination rate, which is double the national rate.

Nearly $1 million has been dished out for flood relief from the Mayoral Relief Fund, leaving the account skint.

Attempts by Spark New Zealand to improve cellphone coverage at Ocean Beach in South Wairarapa have backfired according to residents.

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