Angry drivers in Tauranga and yarn bombs in Whangarei are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

Big crowds and bright balloons in the Bay of Plenty lead to angry motorists after lengthy traffic delays forced organisers to turn some enthusiasts away.

Whangarei central city has been "yarn bombed" with an explosion of colour courtesy of a new urban art movement.

A Carterton man is in court after stealing enough morphine to kill four people from the ambulance that was taking him to hospital.


Napier RSA is in trouble with the Liquor Licensing Authority - for the second time.

Skyline Rotorua has won the tourism industry's highest accolade.

Pole dancing is a blood, sweat and tears workout for men and women in Wanganui - and the craze is getting popular.

And finally, do you know this man? Auckland police are seeking help identifying an offender who has apparently been approaching women in Mt Albert and trying to kiss and touch them.