A mini tornado tears through the Mount throwing boats across the beach and roadside, and a woman allegedly chased and ran over her ex-boyfriend during a domestic dispute. These are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

A mini tornado is believed to have swept through Mount Maunganui overnight leaving several small boats ripped from their ties on Pilot Bay and strewn across the beach and roadside.

A woman allegedly chased and ran over her ex-boyfriend yesterday afternoon, after he refused to give her money.

About 150 Lynmore residents attended a public meeting last night to discuss concerns about noise coming from Lumbercube.

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Questions are being raised around whether ratepayers are getting bang for their buck out of Whangarei Art Museum, which is set to receive an extra $32,000 next year on top of the $278,000 annual grant it already gets.

A Former Whanganui soldier won a bronze medal at the 2016 Invictus Games in the United States, a multi-sport event in which injured armed services personnel take part in sports.

Masterton is deemed he most dangerous place in the Wairarapa, according to figures released by Statistics New Zealand.