A Napier woman is charged manslaughter five years after the death of Bruce Mouat, and median rent prices in Rotorua dip below $300. These are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

A Napier woman has been charged with manslaughter five years after the death of Bruce Mouat.

Rotorua renters struggling with rising rent prices can collectively sigh in relief as new figures show the median asking price has dipped below $300.

The largest crowd ever at the Indian festival of Diwali in Northland gave a feast of food and entertainment the thumbs up.

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A truck rolled onto its side, trapping its driver, after a crash near the Kamai Range summit yesterday afternoon.