Stories making headlines around the regions today include: Hundreds of Whangaroa residents sign a petition to stop nuns from leaving, AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd is denied name suppression in Tauranga and robbers who held up a Rotorua dairy did not get what they bargained for.

Hundreds of residents have signed a petition in Whangaroa to stop their nuns from leaving.

Emergency services at the scene of a fatal motor vehicle accident on the southern outskirts of Dannevirke. Photo/Supplied
Emergency services at the scene of a fatal motor vehicle accident on the southern outskirts of Dannevirke. Photo/Supplied

during a police pursuit.

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd is denied name suppression from the ERA in Tauranga.

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Two men who held up a dairy in Rotorua with a knife did not get what they expected.

A man with a sack and a woman with a garden hose provided the initial response to a suspicious fire in the backyard of a Wanganui house.
Thieves stole prizes, dresses and gear from the "Golden Shears" event in Masterton.