Stories making headlines across New Zealand at noon included the ideal location to go skinny dipping in New Zealand, a former All Black bad boy who is off the wagon and the latest school game could render your child unconcious.

Mount Maunganui is apparently the ideal North Island location to have a go at beating the world record for skinny dipping.

Former All Black bad boy, Zac Guildford, who vowed to give up drinking until at least the end of 2012, is off the wagon again.

Apparently the latest game primary school kids are playing is called "blackout" which came to authorities attention after a boy was left unconscious and bleeding.


Search and Rescue have described Colin Webb as an "idiot" after he got stuck on a sandbar and set off a flare horizontally which almost hit a house and the next one went off in the boat.

A Northland pensioner whose efforts to raise money for hospice were nearly quashed by health authorities three years ago has notched up a milestone.

People who sleep flat on their stomach with their body outstretched apparently feel like they're not in control of their life, because the way you sleep apparently reflects the way you feel.

After biting his partner's face, Joseph Tira Rangi ended up in court but was granted bail to attend his 15 year old son's son's funeral and then he took off.

What do Italian food, New Zealand comedians and a tasting of Craggy Range's premiere wine collection have in common?

Have you ever wondered what really matters to Rotorua men? Meanwhile a few brave men turned out to enjoy the second annual Handbag Heaven.

Stress levels for Hawke's Bay high school students will tomorrow reach new highs.

Northland drivers are being offered some of New Zealand's lowest priced petrol.

If you could vote in New Zealand and the United States who would you vote for?

About 200 ocean-going yachts have been hurrying for shelter from hurricanes in Northland's marinas.

Two tuatara in Northland finally have a name.

Hamilton beachgoers can take advantage of summer holiday bus services to Raglan and return this year.

Donning number 14 welding glasses is the best way to view next week's solar eclipse.

Just three weeks after shutting down, Kaikohe's Castle Duo is back.

Boy band Titanium member Andrew Papas says Stop the Hate.

A Bay of Plenty woman was left traumatised after hearing details of a sexual abuse case on a jury that brought back horrific memories for her.

Some relief is on the way for Northlanders sick of the chilly fickle spring weather.

Faced with yet another person in the dock on a drink driving charge, the judge asked: "Is there something in the water here?"

The first adoption day held at the Scratching Post on Broadway was a great success.

Gonville resident Betty Murphy has had her faith in people restored.

Cecil owes owes Inland Revenue more than $170,000.

Debbie Kennett has never enjoyed fireworks and was particulary upset when a 16-year-old threw a firework onto the roof and set her house on fire.

Post-earthquake Christchurch is now apparently an extremely dynamic place to live and work.

A 25-year-old man remains in a serious but stable condition in Dunedin Hospital after an alleged car-surfing incident.

Meanwhile in Oamaru, Ethan Raabe was relieved to hear Barack Obama had been elected for another term.
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