Some stories happening across our regions include: A Featherston vet's pet dog ate poison and survived, a man tells the Rotorua Courts he crashed because of a optical illusion and a $200,000 winning lotto ticket has been claimed in Papamoa by a mystery winner.

A Wairarapa dog that ate 1080 poison and survived unscathed is believed to be unique in New Zealand.

A Hastings orchardist is in despair after a second attack on his young apple trees.

A Bay of Islands woman helped save her neighbour's house.


A $200,000 winning Lotto ticket bought at a Papamoa store has been claimed, but the identity of the owner remains a mystery.

A Rotorua man who did a U-turn into the path of a Harley Davidson didn't see it due to an "optical illusion".

And, two men who were arguing are in Wanganui Hospital after a vicious dog attacked them.