A man with a large knife of machete is suspected of robbing a Mobil Service Station last night, and a Rotorua cricketer who was hit in the head with a ball six months ago is looking forward to being able to drive again. These are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

Police are seeking a man they believe used a large knife or machete during a robbery at the Mobil Service Station in Taradale Rd last night.

After being hit in the head with a ball six months ago, Rotorua cricketer Karl McKnight is now back at work full time and looking forward to being able to drive again.

Northern Advocate and Northland Age journalist Peter de Graaf scoops prestigious travel media awards.

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A Givealittle page set up for the Papamoa family of five who lost everything in a house fire has so far raised $4797.