The two teenagers responsible for trying to bring weapons onto a bus have been banned for life from using that service and a melanoma drug is set to receive much needed funding from the Government are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

Two teenage boys accused of inciting a violent scene in Havelock North have been banned from ever boarding another Nimon Bus.

The Government has all but promised that a melanoma drug will be funded by Pharmac after the drug-buying agency gets a boost in funding with the May Budget.

Things got wheelie exciting for a group of special Northlanders when they cycled round Whangarei's Loop track to raise money and awareness of a charity that helps disabled people.


The Whanganui Chamber of Commerce and Paralympics New Zealand teamed up last week for a special fundraiser for New Zealand's disabled athletes.

A lack of proof into alleged abuse and bullying at Tararua District Council has meant an external review has declared council's process fit for purpose.