Stories happening across the regions today include a cow breaks a man's leg, a spectacular crash in Tauranga and airborne shooters in Ruapehu gun down roaming cattle.

Ruapehu authorities in helicopters have started shooting cattle roaming on the state highway near National Park.

A cow broke the biggest bone in a Norsewood man's body.

A spectacular three-car collision yesterday took place during a power cut that shut down the traffic lights at a busy Tauranga intersection.


A Martinborough woman has been banned from owning a pet for 10 years.

Organisers in Rotorua are having doubts about Raggamuffin's future after a poor turnout.

And finally, a Whangarei boy, 5, was almost struck by a falling tree.