A young woman fights back as three men try to steal her car while at a petrol station, and a sudden death in Rotorua is currently being treated as suspicious. These are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

A young woman was punched in the head as she stood up to three men who tried to steal her car at a Kaikohe petrol station.

A sudden death in Rotorua is being treated as suspicious after a person was found dead at home around 4:30pm yesterday.

A woman visiting New Zealand on a working visa has pleaded guilty to killing a motorcyclist when her car collided with him near Napier in February.


The Bay of Plenty is set to appear on international screens. The BBC was in Tauranga yesterday filming for the series Wanted Down Under, where British families look into immigrating to New Zealand.

A Kaitoke farmer calls the thieves who shot and butchered his prize cow on Monday night "gutless pieces of junk".

A derelict Featherston property in the town's central business district has been sold to a company owned by Hollywood director James Cameron.