A video clip of kids doing bombs off a ladder goes viral and a very woolly ram gets its first shear are just two of the stories making headlines around the region today.

Watch: A video clip of Kaitaia kids doing bombs off a ladder in a dune lake has gone global with more than 300,000 views in its first 48 hours online.

Woolson, the ram rescued by the Dannevirke SPCA in a night time operation by jet boat, has finally had its first shear.

Next month MS patients across the country will have access to a new treatment that will help delay the progression of physical disabilities and reduce the frequency of relapses.


Two Rotorua firefighters head off to Tasmania to help battle extensive bush fires burning in the state.

A woman is in hospital after a large branch fell on a tent she was in at the Kiwiburn festival.

The Murdoch James Estate Winery lost more than a half million dollars' worth of property in a midnight blaze that volunteer firefighters battled for several hours.