Stories happening around the regions today includes some foul play when someone tipped 20 port-a-loos in Mt Maunganui and fire fighters who made an unusual discovery at a suspicious fire in the Far North.

Twenty portable toilets and their contents were tipped over at a popular Mount Maunganui sports ground following a charity Christmas event.

Heartbreak after an old wooden villa catches fire in Aramoho.

Firefighters believe the occupants were at work when the fire started. Photo/Bevan Conley.
Firefighters believe the occupants were at work when the fire started. Photo/Bevan Conley.

as fire fighters warn the region is tinder dry.

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Before Barry Lynch's family had time to bury him, someone had already broken into his South Wairarapa home.

Rotorua residents have shown their generosity by almost doubling the amount of money collected for this year's Rotorua Daily Post Salvation Army Christmas Foodbank Appeal.

Christmas is looking pretty good for solo mother Kelly, whose story about feeding her family with only $8 a week touched the hearts of Hawke's Bay residents.