Figures show the use of methamphetamine has risen among workers who have been drug tested in Rotorua, and a man remains in a critical condition after falling from a wharf. These are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

A rise in methamphetamine is being detected in failed workplace drug tests in Rotorua.

A man who fell from a wharf, hit a boat and "bounced" into the water remains in a critical condition this morning.

Students of room 14 have helped raised more than $20,000 for their teacher who is battling cancer and her last hope is an immunotherapy drug available in Australia with medical costs of up to $145,000.


Northland farmers and stock food growers are being warned to look out for the danger weed velvetleaf which has taken root in imports of fodder crop seeds.

When a 4x4 truck flipped nose over tail at the Suzuki Extreme Challenge in Turakina yesterday, the crowd roared in appreciation, until half an hour passed and the driver had still not emerged from his vehicle...

A Wairarapa gambling policy is helping to slowly drop the number of pokies in the area and bring them in line with the national average.