Around $1100 is stolen from cars during one day in the Hawke's Bay area, and cyclists in Katikati are set to get a new $160k suspension bridge. These are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

Despite an increase in security measures, thieves got away with an estimated $1100 after breaking into three cars on Sunday in the Hawke's Bay area.

Cyclists and walkers in Katikati will be able to cross the Uretara Stream via a new $160,000 suspension bridge to be built to extend the growing network of cycle trails around the town.

Nearly 10 years after a prank gone wrong sparked a contamination scare and shut down a fire station, the culprit can finally be revealed...


On the eve of Anzac Day, three stained-glass windows were unveiled and dedicated at Westmere Presbyterian Memorial Church, near Whanganui.

Landowners were warned to prepare for evacuation after a spectacular green waste fire at a Featherston dump jumped a boundary in strong northwest winds on Saturday afternoon.