Corrections have been ordered to pay a former worker $7000 over handling of a sexual harassment case, and heavy snow leaves trucks stranded on State Highway 5. These are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

A former Whangarei Department of Corrections worker has been awarded $7000 after the department failed to properly investigate her sexual harassment claims.

Heavy snow in the Hawke's Bay has seen trucks stranded on State Highway 5 and many residents unable to travel home.

Vinyl collectors went mad searching through boxes of records for hidden gems at the Mount Record Fair over the weekend.

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Quick thinking by people staying at a Lake Rotoiti marae have prevented a disaster with the Fire Service saying it is a timely reminder for other marae to check their fire safety procedures.

Whanganui tertiary provider Training For You has recently celebrated the success of 12 graduates from their 13-week healthcare programme.