Stories making headlines around the regions today include tragedy during a cheerleading performance and an unusual scheme to deal with bad Christmas party behaviour.

Tauranga hospitality specialists are using a "yellow card" system to deal with bad Christmas party behaviour.

BIG BOUNCE: Within minutes of this photo being taken, cheerleader Grace Hegh was rushed to hospital. PHOTO/JOHN STONE
BIG BOUNCE: Within minutes of this photo being taken, cheerleader Grace Hegh was rushed to hospital. PHOTO/JOHN STONE

A fundraiser to get cheerleader Grace Hegh from Okaihau to the All Star Games in Las Vegas took a turn for the worse after a gust of strong wind.

Council contractors who went to Wanganui's Taupo Quay to fell plane trees were thwarted again.

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OFF ROAD: A truck and trailer crashed into a shelterbelt near Hastings last night. PHOTO/PAUL TAYLOR
OFF ROAD: A truck and trailer crashed into a shelterbelt near Hastings last night. PHOTO/PAUL TAYLOR

A truck and trailer went out of control on a Hastings road, taking the driver "for a ride" before crashing through a street sign and shelterbelt.

Drivers at the Carterton roundabout flinched and ducked as a trailer-load of hay bales tumbled off a toppling trailer.

Finally Rotorua accountant Steven Slack has just bought the deal of a lifetime.