A group of retired Northlanders become the latest to support the legalise cannabis movement, and the man who threatened to "come back and do an Ashburton" is sentenced to community work. These are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

A group of rebellious Northland retirees are the latest to throw their weight behind the legalise cannabis movement, saying they want to have the choice of dying pain-free.

A man who told a Work and Income told a security officer he had a gun and would "come back and do an Ashburton" is sentenced to 40 hours of community work.

Howie Morrison Jnr is to launch a single in memory of his famous father Sir Howard Morrison, before returning to TV screens with a new series of Hunting Aotearoa.


A Tauranga family is reunited with their beloved cat 16 months after it went missing.

Wairarapa Hospital's menu gets set for a vital boost with more wholegrains, vegetables and fruit to soon be available for visitors and staff.