Whanganui parking meters are repeatedly being broken into and a injured Hawke's Bay police dog is in the dog box after damaging a number of cones he has been forced to wear. These are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

Vandals are repeatedly targeting Whanganui parking meters. Meters in the central business district have been broken into several times each month since January.

A Hawke's Bay police dog named Stig, a German Shepherd, has found himself in the dog box after damaging a number of cones he was been forced to wear while recovering from an injury.

A slice of John Paul College is heading to cyclone-ravaged Fiji thanks to the generosity of local students. A dozen boxes of textbooks, school uniforms and food are headed to the Pacific island following the devastating Cyclone Winston last month.


Ten inmates at Ngawha's Northland Region Corrections Facility are building a house to go to a family in need as part of a Habitat for Humanity project.

Six-year-old firecracker Roxy Anderson loves ballet and broccoli despite walking on surgically reconstructed feet and having fully started taking food by mouth is blissfully unaware of the Givealittle page her mum launched to help pay for a second pair of expensive orthotic footwear for winter.