Central Hawke's Bay Mayor Peter Butler is called to "have a break" by a pair of councillors, and a group of cows out for a midnight stroll cause a female driver some confusion. These are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

A pair of Central Hawke's Bay councillors have called for their mayor Peter Butler to "have a break" from his council duties.

A group of cows out for a midnight stroll caused one woman some confusion as she drove past them in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Work on two new suburban cycleways is under way, while the Rotorua Lakes Council is asking for community input for a third project, as part of its $5.52 million CyWay network.


The body of an 87-year-old farmer who went missing in rugged Far North bush was found after searchers spotted a dog which had stayed near his side all night.

A rugby ball signed by All Blacks legends Jonah Lomu, Christian Cullen, Andrew Merhtens and Richie McCaw is one of many items up for grabs at this year's Pukaha Mt Bruce fundraising auction and dinner.