Two dogs have been impounded after rushing at a group of schoolchildren, and Mt Ruapehu is closely watched after Crater Lake temperatures rose to the hottest on record. These are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

Two dogs have been caught and impounded after they rushed at a group of Masterton schoolchildren.

An aerial observation was conducted over Mt Ruapehu yesterday after temperatures in the active volcano's bubbling Crater Lake rose to the hottest on record.

A higher lines charge for Unison's solar power users has prompted a legal complaint on the grounds that it wrongfully disadvantages customers and breaches the Electricity Industry Participation Code.


A Mum pushing her 1-year-old twins in their pram wins the Mother's Day Fun Run/Walk ran.

The Kaharoa Kokako Trust has established a named endowment fund with the Geyser Community Foundation to protect the native bird.

A national speech competition, which is one of the biggest promoters of te reo Maori in the country, is set to bring thousands to Northland.