Dancing with Rotorua Stars gets underway tomorrow for the 20 participants, and a Northland Crown solicitor praises child-friendly space for children giving evidence in court. These are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

20 brave locals hit the stage tomorrow for the start of Dancing with Rotorua Stars as they try to raise money for the Rotorua Community Hospice.

A Northland Crown solicitor has praised the child-friendly space for children giving evidence in the Whangarei Law Courts - a first of its type in the country - saying it will contribute towards making the environment less stressful for them.

A cystic fibrosis sufferer finally gets her new lungs and can't wait to just live life.

Advertisement

A Hastings woman has retired on the home stretch of the world's longest horse race in Mongolia.