A Northland woman, and plus-size model, tells of online body shaming and abuse, and the capacity at Hawke's Bay prison will be increased by 100 beds to house the growing number of inmates. These are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.
Northland woman Hannah Gough has been sexually harassed online, received abusive comments about her weight and has even received a death threat.
Capacity at Hawke's Bay Prison is being increased by 100 beds as New Zealand tries to house a record national muster likely to hit 10,000 inmates by the end of the year.
Drivers in the Bay region got more tickets than anywhere else in the North Island for travelling too slow last year and it's not just elderly people being pinged for the offence.
Tonnes of tapioca made conditions difficult for Mount Maunganui and Tauranga fire crews after they were called to bulk store at the airport industrial area on Saturday night.