The mayor of Central Hawke's Bay, Peter Butler, apologies for manhandling a Hawke's Bay Today photographer, and a Kiwi couple landed jobs of a lifetime working on the heart-shaped tourist island known as Makepeace Island. These are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

Central Hawke's Bay Mayor Peter Butler apologises for forcibly removing a Hawke's Bay Today photographer from his council's building yesterday.

A Kiwi couple who fell in love with an exclusive heart-shaped island (Makepeace Island) on the Sunshine Coast have scored the jobs of a lifetime running the popular holiday hotspot.

An investigation has been launched into the mystery of why some Tauranga City Council staff are feeling unwell. They work in areas of the downtown Willow St administration building that have tested free from the toxic black mould discovered 16 months ago.


A Canadian art gallery which has had an affiliation with Maori artists for 17 years will display several new Maori artworks for its 20th anniversary celebration.

Century-old Masterton girls' boarding school Solway College is thought to be considering the subdivision and sale of some of its playing fields after plunging into the red over the past several years.