A 65-year-old man died in a four-car crash on Sunday, and coastal communities in Central Hawke's Bay evacuate following a 7.5 magnitude earthquake. These are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

Police are yet to name a 65-year-old man who died in a four-vehicle crash near Mata on Sunday afternoon.

Coastal communities in Central Hawke's Bay, from Kairakau to Whangaehu, were either evacuated or self-evacuated in the wake of the 7.5 earthquake that shook most of the country awake early this morning.

Tauranga real estate experts say new data showing record house prices but fewer sales offers hope to first time buyers planning to crack into the housing market.


Te Arawa's winning primary school kapa haka group achieved their polished skills, outstanding singing and unmatched discipline in just two weeks of training.

More than 50 pupils were absent from Keith St School in Whanganui on Monday as children recovered from shock and sleep deprivation following a 7.5 magnitude earthquake in the early hours of the morning.