Rotorua's Labour Party owe $9000 but deny that they are in any trouble and two Northland fishermen spend over an hour trying to haul in a 363.8 kilogram black marlin are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

Rotorua's Labour Party deny that they are in trouble locally - despite owing about $9000.

Watch: Two Northland fishermen haul in a 363.8 kilogram black marlin 40km southeast of Whangarei.

A total of $150,000 has been pledged to the House of Science to help it expand its reach and translate its educational resources into te reo.

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A landfill fire in January which took 18 hours to extinguish and required specialist firefighting equipment could end up costing the Central Hawke's Bay District Council $50,000.

A Masterton emergency nurse is left shocked after drunken teenagers attacked her vehicle at Wairarapa Hospital while she worked beside staff who had fought in vain to save two teens pulled from a car wreck the previous weekend.