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.


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.