Eight shotguns are seized from non-compliant hunters over the weekend, and a Tauranga Boys' College student receives a surprise from the Make-a-Wish Foundation. These are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

Fish and Game rangers seized eight shotguns from non-compliant hunters in the Whanganui region last weekend.

A Tauranga Boys' College student is surprised after being presented with his own single rowing skiff from the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

Hastings District pound has gone from underdog to top dog with the Ministry for Primary Industries closing its animal welfare investigation into the centre.


The Maori Housing Network will receive a $12.6 million boost over the next four years helping more whanau to realise their housing aspirations.

A Northland health expert says if government funding for a life-changing home insulation programme does not continue it could lead to more sick children in the region.

A man and a woman who stole an anaesthetic drug from Wairarapa Hospital are continue their fight to keep their names secret.