Northland Red Cross sends four more volunteers to Kaikoura, and a 110-year-old church with a $1 reserve has sold. These are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

Four more Northland Red Cross volunteers have been sent to earthquake struck Kaikoura to help with disaster relief work.

A 110-year-old church up for sale with a $1 reserve has sold to the highest bidder online.

The festive season is meant to be a time of joy and celebration with family and friends, yet for many this is not always the case.

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A special family day is being held at the Rotorua Sculpture Symposium this Saturday to encourage families to visit the Rotorua Arts Village and see the artists hard at work.

Whanganui district councillors, dignitaries, whanau and friends gathered at Putiki Marae today to pay their respects to former deputy mayor Rangi Wills.