NZ@Noon: $6.8m Bay home listing

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The Oceanbeach Rd home was recently listed for $6,790,000.
The Oceanbeach Rd home was recently listed for $6,790,000.

A beachside home in Mount Maunganui is one of the highest listed houses in the Bay after going on the market for almost $6.8m, and Eastside hapu celebrate the cancellation of a controversial roading project across Maori land. These are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

A beachside home in Mount Maunganui has hit the market with an asking price of nearly $6.8 million, one of the highest listed in the Bay of Plenty.

Eastside hapu are celebrating the cancellation of a controversial roading project across Maori land that's been on the drawing board since 1963. The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) yesterday confirmed the Rotorua Eastern Arterial (REA) will not be constructed.

The young musicians in the Hawke's Bay Youth Orchestra have an exciting time ahead as they prepare the concert programmes to perform on their cultural exchange to Hastings' sister city Guilin, China in April.

A patched gang member from Northland was one of 18 people detained after an alleged methamphetamine-ring was busted in a large-scale police operation across the country yesterday.

Wairarapa people were among 12,000 supporters of a petition to make New Zealand's fresh waterways "swimmable". Supporters of Choose Clean Water arranged blue paper water drops to form a river at the steps of Parliament with each representing a signature on the petition.

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