A daring burglar tries to rob a home while the occupants a having a Sunday morning lie-in, and Te Ngae Rd residents come to terms with the loss of a local woman hit and killed by a bus. These are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

A Hastings man was stabbed with a screwdriver and hit over the head with a table as he tried to chase an intruder out of his home during a Sunday morning lie-in.

Te Ngae Rd residents have spoken of hearing a bang before rushing outside and seeing the "horrific" aftermath of a woman being struck and killed by a bus on Saturday night.

More than 1000 people walked Whangarei's Hatea Loop last night in a show of solidarity for a young woman who was subject to a vicious sexual attack on Friday while on her morning jog.

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A vehicle was used to smash into the front window of a Tauranga Kathmandu store in a daring overnight ram-raid.

The finer details of a revamped velodrome at Cooks Gardens are being nailed down after Barry Copeland from Copeland Associates Architects was in Whanganui last week to inspect the site.