A horse is euthanased after being struck by a vehicle, and the High Court has quashed the conviction of a promising league player. These are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

A horse had to be euthanased after being struck by a vehicle in the seaside town of Haumoana yesterday morning.

The High Court has ruled a young Northlander's conviction for unlawful assembly during a brawl by rival gangs was disproportionate to the gravity of his offending.

Tauranga risked staying a large but sleepy town if the council failed to make bold decisions, a recent arrival from Los Angeles has warned.


A group of Rotorua students who took part in a competition with a difference have come away with a host of new skills.

A man was caught in the process of pushing a stolen car down a driveway and trying to start it, a court has been told.