A young netball team has nearly all the money they had raised stolen, and a man sacked for not wearing a safety hat at work is taking his matter to court. These are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

A mean theft has robbed a young netball team of nearly all money raised for their playing season.

A man who was sacked after 26 years in the meat working industry for not wearing a safety hat has headed to court to get his job back.

Last year, Kristie Purton and Nikki Reynolds-Wilson embarked on more than two months of good deeds to help raise awareness of cystic fibrosis and this Saturday they will be doing it again.

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The need to double the size of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds visitor centre is an indication of how the site is growing - in the hearts and minds of visitors as well as in bricks and mortar.

The latest mural at Raetihi Primary School adorns the back wall of the covered sports courts at the school.