Some stories that are making headlines across our regions today: A selfie taken by a Good Samaritan in Rotorua has gone viral, a Napier man drove his car into his house and a Wanganui beauty queen is set to fight in the ring.

A selfie with a difference has gone viral among the Rotorua mountain biking community after an alleged bike thief was caught red-handed.

Neighbours of a suburban Napier street woke to the sound of crunching metal and brick as a man smashed his car into his own living room.

A young blonde beauty queen from Whanganui has donned fighting gloves to battle it out in the boxing ring.


Mount Maunganui church group Mosaic Music's album You Surround has hit number two on the official New Zealand album charts and number three on the official top 40 album charts this week.

Eleven drink-drivers, including two allegedly so drunk they could not complete a breath test, have been nabbed in just one week in the Bay of Islands.

Finally, befriending a 62-year-old woman, Masterton man Shane Harwood told a litany of lies to gain more than $34,000 fraudulently from her to pay for drugs.