Chlorination of the Hastings water supply looks likely to continue for a lot longer, and a 39-year-old man is assaulted by men with a machete and steel pipe. These are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

Chlorination of the Hastings water supply looks likely to continue until December next year, but depending on further information that was yet to come forward, alternative treatment could be consulted on before then.

A 39-year-old man was assaulted by men with a machete and steel pipe in Opotiki last night.

A Rotorua principal who has fronted a national body during some of the most tumultuous and challenging times in education has decided to step down.

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While a machine broke during a Whangarei school's 24 hour row for charity the students and staff remained in one piece raising about $15,000 for the Starship Foundation.

An accident along Whanganui's Mosston Rd which knocked out power to nearly 200 homes has prompted calls for a speed camera in the area.