A woman in her 40s suffers a broken after a skydiving accident, and a 67-year-old man is flown to hospital after falling off a horse. These are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

A woman aged in her 40s has been injured in a skydiving accident at Bay of Islands Airport near Kerikeri.

A 67-year-old man who fell from his rearing horse has been flown to hospital with a suspected spinal injury.

Craig Thomas' Pernod Ricard 2015 Syrah claimed Champion Wine of the Show last night at the 16th Hawke's Bay A & P Bayleys Wine Awards.


Whanau-owned Tauranga fishing company RMD welcomed its unique new $5m state-of-the-art 24m trawler Santy Maria with a traditional Maori blessing at the Marine Precinct yesterday afternoon.

The idea of an inter-island ferry link between Whanganui and Motueka appears to be gaining traction with at least one South Island trucking firm backing the concept.