NZ@Noon: Napier to Wairoa line to reopen

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Napier Port CEO Garth Cowie (left) and KiwiRail CEO Peter Reidy yesterday signed the deal to reopen the rail line to Wairoa.
Napier Port CEO Garth Cowie (left) and KiwiRail CEO Peter Reidy yesterday signed the deal to reopen the rail line to Wairoa.

The Napier to Wairoa line will reopen next year after a deal was struck between Napier Port and KiwiRail, and a Whanganui District councillor gets into a verbal stoush with the council's CEO. These are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

It's now official - Napier Port and KiwiRail yesterday signed their deal to reopen the Napier to Wairoa rail line for a dedicated log service beginning next year.

A Whanganui District councillor has got into a verbal stoush with the council's chief executive officer over operational costs of the city's $41 million replacement wastewater treatment plant (WWTP).

Another councillor has become embroiled in a saga surrounding a privacy-breach victim who has been pursuing Whangarei District Council over the incident for seven years.

It's Ekiden time again tomorrow. And that means only one thing. Drive carefully because fashion chaos is about to hit the roads.

Tauranga's struggling downtown shopping centre is to get a major boost with the construction of a new 42-apartment hotel and retail development.

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