An electrical fault in an air conditioning unit is suspected to have caused a fire at a Bay business, and a man is hospitalised after being attacked with a skateboard in Hawke's Bay. These are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

An electrical fault in an external air conditioning unit is suspected to have caused a fire that damaged the Bayfair branch of physiotherapy business Body in Motion.

A man is in hospital after being attacked with a skateboard in Napier yesterday morning.

A weekly Rotorua Farmers' Market is to operate out of the former City Focus site, which the council says will complement the city's existing markets.

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Northland is riding the crest of the property wave with house values in the region's three districts ahead of the national average, according to the latest QV House Price Index.

Whanganui District Council handed a leaving employee a lump sum payment of almost $200,000 last year.