BayTrust will now have a greater presence in Rotorua after opening a new satellite office in the city, and Tauranga Council under-estimating how much is needed to charge developers to pay for growth infrastructure. These are just two of the headlines around the regions today.

The new satellite office in Rotorua's City is making it easier for local organisations to find out about funding and support.

Ratepayers have been lumbered with an additional $2.5 million of debt to meet a shortfall in revenue from development fees.

Jimmy Barnes, the Australian rock icon will be touring with his first ever "spoken word" tour throughout New Zealand in February 2017.

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Rehabilitation and rehoming animals kept at Dannevirke's SPCA shelter and in foster homes is Ms Hatfield's main focus as she strives to continue to operate the SPCA Shelter, with minimum funds.

Whanganui District Council chief executive Kym Fell says a contract with Hawkins Infrastructure to build the wastewater plant has been signed.