A sad sacrifice for housing in Napier and a rare sighting of natural hunters in the Bay of Islands are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

In Napier, a man with disabilities may have to give up his furry best friend and service dog Frodo in order to find a place to live.

Holidaymakers and locals have been treated to a rare sighting of orcas hunting in the Bay of Islands.

A Tauranga man has been sailing for five years and he is pretty good at it, despite the fact that he is visually impaired.


A wintry treat is coming to Rotorua to cool the hot spring days.

A new meaning to the words pig sty - waste collectors came upon this unusual sight when they were emptying bins in Aramoho.

And finally, Charlie Chaplin's got nothing on these keen silent film-makers in Masterton.