Eight shotguns are seized from non-compliant hunters over the weekend, and a Tauranga Boys' College student receives a surprise from the Make-a-Wish Foundation. These are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

Fish and Game rangers seized eight shotguns from non-compliant hunters in the Whanganui region last weekend.

A Tauranga Boys' College student is surprised after being presented with his own single rowing skiff from the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

Hastings District pound has gone from underdog to top dog with the Ministry for Primary Industries closing its animal welfare investigation into the centre.

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The Maori Housing Network will receive a $12.6 million boost over the next four years helping more whanau to realise their housing aspirations.

A Northland health expert says if government funding for a life-changing home insulation programme does not continue it could lead to more sick children in the region.

A man and a woman who stole an anaesthetic drug from Wairarapa Hospital are continue their fight to keep their names secret.