Headlines around the regions today include a Northlander caught up in Hong Kong protests, support for the family of the boy missing at sea, and an accident which saw 12 tonnes of wood spilled onto a Masterton road.

Police have set up a collection point for food and messages following an outpouring of support for the family whose son was swept out to sea at Mount Maunganui.

Anglers fishing in areas where there have been recent 1080 poison operations are being told not to eat the trout they catch.

A Northlander working in Hong Kong has joined the pro-democracy protests in a show of support for his friends.

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A road has been closed off after a truck spilled some 12 tonnes of timber onto Paierau Rd in Masterton late Tuesday.

A project aimed at providing internet access and digital devices to all Rotorua children has been dubbed an education "game changer".

The founder of Dilmah tea will be in Napier for the 27th annual Tremains Art Deco Weekend, where he'll host two high teas and a tea mixology workshop.