A $10,000-winning Lotto ticket bought on January 2 remains unclaimed by a Whanganui resident, and three Reporoa farmers trade their gumboots for boxing gloves for charity. These are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

One lucky Whanganui resident has yet to claim their $10,000-winning Lotto ticket bought from Trafalgar Lotto for the January 2.

Three Reporoa farmers are trading their gumboots for boxing gloves to fight for charity this weekend at the WAI/BoP Fight Night For Charity.

A special rate levied on the forestry industry could help cover some of the damage and dust problems on Whangarei's roads from logging trucks - an idea backed by Federated Farmers and Northland District Health Board.


A Napier woman with terminal cancer and in a wheelchair is desperate for the return of a laptop computer stolen from her car by an opportunist thief on Tuesday.

A 19-year-old Porirua man could be facing charges after crashing his car on Paierau Rd yesterday.