Eleven automatic weapons are stolen from a Dargaville property, and an elderly Paengaroa is discharged without conviction after his dog mauled his 6-year-old grandson. These are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

Eleven automatic weapons - including submachine guns and assault rifles - are stolen from a gun safe at a Dargaville property.

Tears of relief flowed when an elderly Paengaroa man whose dog mauled his 6-year-old grandson was discharged without conviction.

Once an egg-stealing youngster and now a household name, British comedian and birdwatcher Bill Oddie OBE is in the Bay to share his tales.


Illegal rubbish dumping in and around Rotorua has been described as "escalating at an alarming rate", prompting calls for more to be done about the issue.

A team of six Greenpeace activists locked themselves to a truck to block access to the Mars Petcare factory in Whanganui this morning.