A mini tornado tears through the Mount throwing boats across the beach and roadside, and a woman allegedly chased and ran over her ex-boyfriend during a domestic dispute. These are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

A mini tornado is believed to have swept through Mount Maunganui overnight leaving several small boats ripped from their ties on Pilot Bay and strewn across the beach and roadside.

A woman allegedly chased and ran over her ex-boyfriend yesterday afternoon, after he refused to give her money.

About 150 Lynmore residents attended a public meeting last night to discuss concerns about noise coming from Lumbercube.


Questions are being raised around whether ratepayers are getting bang for their buck out of Whangarei Art Museum, which is set to receive an extra $32,000 next year on top of the $278,000 annual grant it already gets.

A Former Whanganui soldier won a bronze medal at the 2016 Invictus Games in the United States, a multi-sport event in which injured armed services personnel take part in sports.

Masterton is deemed he most dangerous place in the Wairarapa, according to figures released by Statistics New Zealand.