Stories making headlines across New Zealand at noon include an outer-body experience for a Greerton teen and Otago students falling off roofs.

Greerton teenager Josiah Iraia says he remembers looking down at himself drowning as he lay unconscious in the water.

It is O-Week in Dunedin and students are breaking bones and knocking themselves unconscious.

After Oamaru businessman Lance Streeter discovered social media, a fair proportion of his business now comes from clients outside of the town.


Michael David McIntyre celebrated avoiding prison for his seventh drink-driving charge by having a boozy session which ended badly.

Operation Ruth is underway in Northland with police destroying thousands of cannabis plants being grown in various urban and rural locations.

After experiencing his first haka, former NBA basketball player Shagari "Mighty Joe" Alleyne was moved enough to tell the Kawerau community he loved them.

When Maurice and Pamela Heyes tied the knot, Valentine's Day was unheard of.

It is silly hat season in Napier.

11-year-old Jayden Rutten was hanging out at Omanu Beach when a man came up and asked if he could help his friend who was being dragged out to sea in a rip.

An $85,000 payment made by the Otago Bowling Club to a company of which its former president was a director, is among more than a dozen transactions under investigation by liquidators.

The Pope may have resigned, but brighter days are ahead for Hokitika Catholics.

Top trending topics on Twitter in NZ at Noon were Happy Valentines Day, #webstock, #laugh, iPhone, New Zealand, Wellington, Auckland and They.

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