NZ@Noon: Marae opens door to homeless

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From left, Kirsty Willison, Sylvia Willison, and Teresa Nepia are behind Huria Marae's scheme to help the homeless.
From left, Kirsty Willison, Sylvia Willison, and Teresa Nepia are behind Huria Marae's scheme to help the homeless.

A Tauranga marae is opening its doors twice a week to the homeless, and firefighters save two homes from going up in flames after a property in the middle of them was razed. These are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

A Tauranga marae is opening its doors twice a week to homeless Bay residents, offering them food, showers and washing facilities.

The quick actions of firefighters saved two properties from going up in flames after a holiday home in the middle of them was razed.

Esk View Playgroup is set to open its doors again, less than seven months after being hit by fire.

A request to increase prices at Polynesian Spa has been put off - with Rotorua Lakes Council asking for more information before it makes a final decision.

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