Regional

Spotlight on Methven bowlers

Four Methven bowlers will next week travel to the bright lights of Auckland to try and knock some of the big names off their perch to win a national title. Brent Mayson, Craig Carter, Rob Fensom and Bruce Redmond will compete in the Bowls New Zealand...... Read More

Diversity strengthens mental health service

The changing face of local communities is being increasingly reflected by those working to support people with mental health needs. As greater Wellington region communities continue to become more diverse and multicultural, so too do the region’s...... Read More

Ploughing aplenty at champs

The New Zealand Ploughing Championships have been labelled a success with "incredible" feedback from the competitors, public and guests. The championships, held in Thornbury over the weekend,   were hosted by the Thornbury Vintage...... Read More

Final push for Fraser Park

Members of the public have an opportunity to ‘leave a mark on Fraser Park’ by sponsoring an engraved brick or paver at the new sports centre due to open later this year. Hutt City Council has invested $9 million into the new $12 million...... Read More

Baabaas hit the ground running

A complete overhaul of the club and its operations and a new-look culture has played a huge part in a successful start to the 2018 season for the Ashburton Barbarians Rugby League side who are two from two and on top of their competition. After some...... Read More

Crashes end in retirement village fence

Two recent traffic accidents on Red Beach Road have residents concerned about vehicles speeding along that road at night. The scene of both accidents was at the Whangaparaoa Rd end of Red Beach Rd. On both occasions, vehicles crashed into the Hibiscus...... Read More

Bright future for Hauraki District

The future looks brighter than ever for Hauraki District thanks to a funding boost from the New Zealand Transport Agency. Over the next few months most street lights in the district will be converted to new state-of-the-art LED lights. Exceptions...... Read More

Commitment to cows pays off for dairy workers

Farmers, managers and workers from three dairy farms in Wellsford and Pakiri all picked up prizes in the 2018 Northland Dairy Industry Awards last month. Fred Hohaia was named the Most Promising Entrant and came second in the Dairy Manager of the Year,...... Read More

Heartfelt submissions for transport plan

Personal and heartfelt stories were amongst more than 150 submissions verbally delivered to a hearing panel in Tauranga this week in relation to the draft Regional Land Transport Plan. The draft Plan outlines an initial prioritised list of 35 transport...... Read More

Crunching the numbers

The Southern DHB has received more than 200 submissions on the proposed changes to its maternity care model, which would controversially cease birthing services and postnatal stays at the Lumsden maternity unit. The submission period for the health board's...... Read More