A teen is charged with receiving gold nuggets worth up to $13,000, and wild weather in Western Bay of Plenty has cut power to homes and knocked over a lamp post. These are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

One of three teenagers allegedly involved in a string of burglaries in Northland has also been charged with receiving Gold nuggets worth up to $13,000.

Wild weather in the Western Bay this morning has cut power in Pongakawa and Knocked over a lamp post in Bellevue.

The Rotorua Lakes Council has Back-tracked on its announcement of a new name for the City Focus, saying that councillors had yet to make the final decision on the official re-naming.


A Rare olive rudely sea turtle spent Tuesday night at the National Aquarium of New Zealand before being transported to Auckland Zoo for treatment.