Stories making the headlines around the country today include an unusual marriage proposal, a Far North man declares war on burglars and the Biggest Loser... for cats.

For Nicky Dods a fun afternoon out with friends at Rotorua Canopy Tours turned into one of the most memorable moments of her life.

Carlton vet nurse Abbie Ratcliffe has taken on the challenge of running a "biggest loser" competition for fat pets who apparently get grumpy when they are overweight.

A Simon Bridges impostor is using Facebook to dupe people into becoming his online friends, including a cabinet minister who has been "sucked in" by the fake social media page.


Kaitaia pensioner Clyde Korach has had a "gutsful" of burglars, and he doesn't have much more regard for the police.

Staying in Northland, a Whangarei man who took three times the legal daily limit of pipi has been sentenced for his crime.

A grieving family have described how their hearts were "broken into a million pieces", as a young driver was sentenced to community work for killing a young woman and maiming her teenage sister.

A Napier resident has been forced to sell her Battery Road home after enduring two years of noise and ground shaking from a noisy container park in Ahuriri.