Stories happening across the regions today include thieves in Mount Maunganui taking a photo of themselves on a stolen camera which resulted in them being caught and vandals who cut down trees in Masterton.

A photograph taken of two men believed to have stolen a camera from Mount Maunganui earlier this month has been returned to the owner.

Vandals have snapped and broken trees planted at the southern entrance to Masterton, annoying motorists and council staff. PHOTO/LYNDA FERINGA
Vandals have snapped and broken trees planted at the southern entrance to Masterton, annoying motorists and council staff. PHOTO/LYNDA FERINGA

planted at the southern entrance to Masterton.

A Hastings couple neglected to take their 10-week-old son to the doctor even though he had fractures all over his body.

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Traffic lights in Rotorua's busiest intersection were shut down for three days.

A Wanganui driver has been sentenced and told to forgive himself.

And finally, documents found dating to the 1890s reveal amusing tales in Whangarei.