Hawke's Bay Regional Council backs Te Mata Park's 10-year management plan to the tune of $500,000, and Gonville School harvests a whopper feijoa, tipping the scales at 280g. These are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

The Hawke's Bay Regional Council announces its backing of Te Mata Park's 10-year management plan to the tune of $500,000.

Gonville School harvests a whopper feijoa which tips the scales at 280g. It is so big that you could use it as one ingredient for a feijoa loaf, feijoa cake or feijoa crumble.

A wetland of national significance on Papamoa's doorstep is planned to increase in size by a third to provide more habitat for threatened plants and animals.

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Hundreds of Rotorua high school students will this year take part in a programme that aims to better educate teenagers about abusive relationships and sexual violence.

Students from a Northland school go from snorkelling in the school pool to encountering sea life in the ocean.

Outgoing New Plymouth mayor Andrew Judd applauds the appointment of iwi representatives to council in his hometown of Masterton, a district he says that helped forge his lifelong racist worldview.