The Whanganui Girls' College principal is appalled to learn that current students have been intimidated "verbally attacked" by former students over an 'H', and an iconic surf shop is lucky to still be standing after a nearby shed went up in flames. These are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

The principal of Whanganui Girls' College is appalled to learn that former students have "verbally attacked" current students over the recent addition of the 'H' in the school's name.

An iconic Mount Maunganui surf shop was saved from fire last night after a shed at the rear of the property went up in flames overnight. The Mount Surf Shop only suffered cracked windows from the heat of the blaze.

There has been a big jump in the number of jobs listed in Rotorua, with Trade Me job listings up 25 per cent for the first quarter on the same time the previous year.


All Black legend Keven Mealamu visited Morningside School students yesterday and even took the time to sign autographs for the students before they went back to their classrooms.

Room for 25 more bikes will be soon available on weekend and public holiday train services on the Wairarapa line after a recommendation to increase capacity for bikes on the Wairarapa line was approved by Greater Wellington Regional Council's Sustainable Transport Committee.