The Kestrel ferry, a former Tauranga restaurant, has sunk overnight at its berth in Auckland.
A forum for users of the Kaituna River to discuss safety issues has been recommended following the death of local teacher and kayaker Louise Jull.
A low-speed car chase in Napier last night lasted about an hour and a half.
A lucky Bay of Plenty local feels "like a million bucks" after winning $1 million with Lotto First Division late last month.
Junior cricket boys who went to play a match at Kamo hoped to hit some big shots but they didn't have an arsenal of machine gun ammo and a few small bombs in mind.
Police are seeking the public's help to find a man with a heart condition who has not been seen by his family since last month.