A controversial jandal fence returns, a rabbit invasion in Hawke's Bay and a council pays big bucks for a rusty truck in today's top regional stories.
The controversial Mount Maunganui jandal fence has made a comeback. The collection of "lost soles" returned to the fence at the entrance of the Mauao walking tracks over the long weekend, despite a previous collection being removed earlier this month following complaints.
An invasion of a different kind is proving problematic for Hawkes Bay residents after rabbits laid claim to a popular park. Maureen Grapes says there are so many rabbits now in Frimley Park it is like 'walking through a flock of sheep'.
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Whangarei District Council has spent nearly $29,000 trying to dispose of a businessman's truck worth $1500.
A Taihape woman had a shock on Saturday when she received a $359.02 bill for outstanding income tax. There was a shock for her husband too, when he got one for even more money.
Masterton pensioner Les Warrington has one bit of advice: don't be afraid to ask questions when the bills unexpectedly creep upwards.
Finally, Rotorua is gearing up to hold its first major speedgolf event, spearheaded by Olympic 1500m silver medallist Nick Willis.