A Whangarei Lotto player is $333,333 better off, and an anti-vaxxer is being sentenced today on a charge of criminal nuisance. These are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

A Whangarei Lotto player is $333,333 better off after a ticket sold at Onerahi Bookshop & Lotto won a share of Lotto First Division on Wednesday.

An anti-vaxxer who ordered a diabetic to stop taking his insulin and injected an unknown substance will today be sentenced on a charge of criminal nuisance.

The public are being encouraged to have their say on a proposal to change the geographic name of Maungatawa.

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Rotorua property developer Ray Cook has bought a site on Te Ngae Rd hoping its new neighbour - Lynmore Junction - will lure potential investors.

Whanganui people will soon be able to get a better grasp of the multi-million dollar Sarjeant Gallery redevelopment - including a birds eye view of the site.