Hastings mayor Lawrence Yule took a swipe at two councillors for misinformation during the gastro crisis, and a salon in Rotorua has won assignments to do hair for two catwalk shows at New Zealand Fashion Week. These are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

Hastings mayor Lawrence Yule has slammed councillors Wayne Bradshaw and Simon Nixon for misinformation during a crisis.

Rotorua's Salon St Bruno has scored a coup by winning assignments to do hair for two catwalk shows at New Zealand Fashion Week.

Whanganui police have made a plea to the public to help a little boy find his lost red ball after the boy reported the incident to police and created a poster top alert the public.

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For 17-year-old Nikita Henare a five-day military-style course has been a "life changer".

Tight restrictions have been imposed on candidates vying for a seat on Tauranga City Council, limiting where they can erect their hoardings and the overall content.