Five logging truck crashes in less than a months has been deemed "unacceptable" and "intolerable" by a transport leader, and a road work is knocked unconscious by a car that allegedly sped through a worksite. These are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

Five logging truck crashes in less than a month across Northland has been deemed "totally unacceptable and intolerable" by a transport industry leader.

A road worker has been knocked unconscious by a car allegedly speeding through a worksite.

Police say a fatal crash earlier this year involving a motorcyclist and a Chinese tourist was a tragic case involving an inexperienced overseas driver.

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A Tauranga man who was prepared to sit in a tree until he was "dragged out" has won a personal victory this morning.

A missing man is being treated for hypothermia after jumping into a lake in the Bay of Plenty late last night.

A leading pet retail firm is coming to Wairarapa with possibly 12 new jobs up for grabs.