Stories making headlines across the regions today includes a search for the writer of a racially charged chain letter and an out of control party leaves a girl with serious injuries.

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy is calling on the writer of an anonymous chain letter sent to a Northland man attacking Maori and politicians to front up and join a national conversation on race relations.

Gatecrashers at a Rotorua party flung bottles into the crowd after being refused entry - leaving one girl with serious head injuries and several others injured.

A missing diabetic Mount Maunganui hunter has been found and airlifted out of bush near Gisborne, after falling unconcious and stumbling into the Motu River.


A Masterton vet is calling on Wairarapa people to make sure firearms and air rifles are used responsibly after three animals were shot recently.

Four dogs have been put to sleep at Hastings Pound after what Mayor Lawrence Yule described as the worst outbreak of parvovirus in four years.

Wanganui city streetlights will be changed over the next few years, with the present sodium lights making way for cost-saving LED lights.

It's Claire Thomasen's heartfelt wish to be able to return to Romania to meet her birth mother so she can thank her for giving her the chance of having a better start in life.

In our weekend sports round up:
The Northland Taniwhas fall to Auckland, the Ranfurly Shield is staying in Hawke's Bay for the summer and Rotorua scores a major sporting event.