Stories making headlines around the regions include a builder with a smelly dilemma and a new team designed to nip criminals in the bud.

This builder working in Castlecliff has got a smelly work problem affecting his staff.

A new flexible policing team in Northland is nabbing the bad guys.

A Tauranga woman is in constant pain but has been told there is not enough funding for her surgery.


A primary school principal says violent video games teach children that 'life is cheap'.

More schools are seeing more youngsters absent as winter hits Rotorua.

Sinking homes in Hamilton continue to cause headaches for locals and officials.

The majority of Kiwi 2-year-olds are watching television every day, a new report suggests, but a Wairarapa early childhood teacher says books still have their place.

Are you passionate about Motorcycles or just like looking at them? Head to Hastings next month and check out a 'from all eras' line -up of motorcycles.