A viral "Facebook Party" in Napier and a close call in Featherston are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

Police were forced to raid and arrest rowdy revellers at a "Facebook party" that attracted up to 1500 young people in Napier.

Featherston fire brigade had a "close call" after a fire broke out directly across from the station.

Several Western Bay retailers are calling for a change in the law after ignoring Easter trading restrictions for another year.


A "defiant" driver had to be threatened by force after locking arresting officers out of his car.

New Zealand's most popular town is hoping to share the secrets of its success around the country.

And finally some famous Rotorua landmarks will be transferred to Ngati Tuwharetoa when a settlement goes ahead. Check out which ones are affected here.