A mystery illness has affected a fifth dog in the past month, and Tauranga CBD is set for an injection of $350 million over the next seven years. These are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

A second dog has died in the Hawke's Bay region of a mystery illness that killed another dog and has affected three others in the last month.

More than $350 million could be pumped into the Tauranga CBD within seven years thanks to future developments in a major boost for the city that may generate 186 potential jobs.

The controversial yellow and black signs bringing attention to Rotorua Lakes Council policy have been taken down due to threats of legal action.


A $400 million transpacific internet cable set to land in Northland has moved a step closer with the company behind the plan securing funding for the project.

This morning boys from St Dominic's College will be settling into the new school block they've watched rise over the past six months. The new block at the St Anthony's Catholic Parish school officially opened yesterday with a service and the unveiling of a plaque.