Rotorua's biggest tertiary institute unveils its new name, and anti 1080 protesters come together in Napier. These are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

Rotorua's biggest tertiary institute has officially said goodbye to its old identity with the unveiling of it's new brand and name, Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology.

Napier was one of many regions in New Zealand where protesters came together against the use of 1080 at the weekend.

The Salvation Army's Whangarei foodbank has been given a boost by a Northland car club when members dropped off dozens of cans of food.

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A group dog walk is being held at TECT All Terrain Park this weekend by the Western Bay District Council to mark the launch of its new dog control policy and bylaw.

A burst of lightning, thunder and heavy rain lashed Whanganui early yesterday, and there's more unsettled weather on the way.