Two women have admitted to methamphetamine charges following a raid, and Rotorua ratepayers have spent more than $50,000 on the Lumbercube noise saga. These are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

Two women have admitted methamphetamine charges after a police raid in which more than $20,000 cash was seized.

The Lumbercube noise saga has cost ratepayers more than $50,000 so far - with the Rotorua Lakes Council paying a security firm more than $22,000 for after-hours noise responses.

Pillans Point School is hosting a monster garage sale this Sunday, to raise funds to help one of their students compete in a transtasman dance competition.


Northland's top roading cop is "horrified and astounded" after a driver was stopped allegedly doing 165km/h on a busy stretch of Northland state highway.

A Whanganui Community Foundation donation of $1 million will help get the Sarjeant Gallery redevelopment project over the line, says gallery trust chairwoman Nicola Williams.