A major Whangarei football field will be out of action for a month after a ute-driving vandal wrecked the pitch by doing donuts, and a Napier book-keeper is censured for making payments to himself from his client's account. These are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

A ute which smashed through a fence before doing donuts on the grass has put a major Whangarei football field out of action for up to a month.

A Napier book-keeper has been censured after making payments to himself from his client's account to cover the purchase of a vehicle.

A 5-year-old cancer battler's dream of flying in a helicopter could soon come true, thanks to an Auckland pilot.


A Taupo man accused of ploughing his truck into a motorway overbridge, causing traffic chaos in Auckland, has denied driving dangerously.

A Whanganui district councillor wants to see a Crown-appointed manager take charge of the replacement of the district's defunct wastewater treatment plant.

Two alleged car thieves, who took refuge from the law in a cow shed on an Eketahuna property, will face Palmerston North District Court next week.