Stories happening throughout the regions include a squadron of pelicans being seen in the Whanganui area and, bystanders who manage to save six horses when the float they were travelling in caught on fire.

Quick-thinking bystanders helped rescue six horses from a burning float in flames in Porangahau.

A group of four pelicans have been seen in the Whanganui area.

The first signs advising Western Bay residents of a tsunami safe point have been launched at Mount Maunganui.


A massive operation aimed at boosting police presence in Rotorua has already yielded results with five gang members arrested.

A group of Eketahuna residents is up in arms after a 100-year-old tree was felled on a popular walking track and then fell 50m into the Makakahi River below.

A monster military aircraft has been wowing Northland aviation enthusiasts with a series of spectacular manoeuvres over Whangarei airport.