A person hit by a train miraculously suffers only minimal injuries, and a man is recovering in hospital following a shark bite. These are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

A person hit by a train in the Bay of Plenty today is lucky to have suffered only minimal injuries.

A man is recovering in hospital after being bitten by a shark in the Coromandel.

Welcome news for job hunters in Hawke's Bay after the confirmation of a Cavalier Corporation manufacturing consolidation which will lead to the creation of 39 new jobs.

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An unlit section of Whangarei's Hatea Loop will have lights installed at the end of July following the abduction and assault of a young woman jogging on an unlit part of the walkway on Friday.

Waverley's favourite copper - Senior Constable Brian Rook - spent his final day at the station last Friday after 16 years of service in the town.