A video clip of kids doing bombs off a ladder goes viral and a very woolly ram gets its first shear are just two of the stories making headlines around the region today.

Watch: A video clip of Kaitaia kids doing bombs off a ladder in a dune lake has gone global with more than 300,000 views in its first 48 hours online.

Woolson, the ram rescued by the Dannevirke SPCA in a night time operation by jet boat, has finally had its first shear.

Next month MS patients across the country will have access to a new treatment that will help delay the progression of physical disabilities and reduce the frequency of relapses.

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Two Rotorua firefighters head off to Tasmania to help battle extensive bush fires burning in the state.

A woman is in hospital after a large branch fell on a tent she was in at the Kiwiburn festival.

The Murdoch James Estate Winery lost more than a half million dollars' worth of property in a midnight blaze that volunteer firefighters battled for several hours.