Stories happening through the regions today include thieves stealing an injured pet horse to ride through Napier and the tallest hot air balloon in the world.

A 15-year-old girl's pet horse with an injured hoof was stolen and ridden through Napier causing further injury.

The Rotorua Daily Post has been inundated with offers of help for Rotorua mother Abigail Hargreaves and her baby Rosalie, who has been diagnosed with cancer and whose house got burgled.

A covert cannabis-growing operation in two shipping containers, with one buried underground in rural Whangarei, had the potential to rake in more than $1 million.


Seven hundred trout were released into Lake McLaren in the Bay of Plenty last night.

Bulls Museum puts on a exhibition for motor racing legend Chris Amon.
The world's tallest hot air balloon will take to the skies in Wairarapa's revamped ballooning festival in March.