A Tauranga business couple have been jailed after being found guilty of defrauding ACC and graffiti crime is on the rise in Masterton after four properties were hit over the weekend are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

A Rotorua-based Fijian man fears for his family back in Fiji having been unable to reach them since Cyclone Winston.

A Tauranga business couple found guilty of defrauding ACC of hundreds of thousands of dollars have been jailed.

Whangarei's knitting fundraiser has to hang up her needles after she developed carpal tunnel syndrome in both wrists.

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Two women and a dog were stabbed in Flaxmere on Saturday night and a Latvian national now faces charges relating to the incident.

A spate of late-night tagging has left a Masterton couple "disgusted". At least four properties around the town were hit over the weekend with graffiti.