A police pursuit ends in tragedy as two teen boys are killed in a car crash in Masterton and a New Zealander thought by his family to be dead phones home after 30 years are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

Two teen boys were killed in a car crash during the early hours of Sunday morning after a brief pursuit with police through the Masterton town centre.

A New Zealander believed by his family to be dead for nearly 30 years phones his mum out of the blue. Find out where he has been the whole time.

Figures show new Jetstar services are sparking record passenger numbers through Hawke's Bay Airport one month after the introduction of the Napier-Auckland route.


The Labour Party's announcement that it will give people three years free tertiary education has been well received by many, but some are concerned the move is not financially viable.

Bottles were thrown at police officers as they attempted to break up an unruly mob in Kaikohe after they were called to reports of 20 people fighting outside a party.

A 15-year-old girl is flown to hospital after falling off a horse during an event in Taihape.