A New Zealander's mural of Prince has been unveiled in his hometown, and a soon-to-be-married couple are left heartbroken after their wedding rings were stolen during a burglary. These are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

A New Zealander's mural of Prince has been unveiled in the musician's hometown of Chanhassen, Minnesota.

A Napier couple who are counting down the weeks until their big day are "utterly heartbroken" their wedding rings were stolen when their house was ransacked on Wednesday.

Bay of Plenty is named the most positive region in New Zealand for the fifth quarter in a row.

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Northland roading experts are hoping an investment of at least $26.9 million towards improving Northland roads will reduce the region's high road toll.

The man who escaped from a Whanganui court cell and beat up a police officer in the process has pleaded guilty to the offending.