Rotorua's Waiariki Bay of Plenty Polytechnic will add more unisex toilets after a successful petition by students, and a car dealership is under pressure from local business as they continue to hog street parking for unlicensed and unwarranted imported vehicles. These are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

Students at Rotorua's largest tertiary institute have successfully petitioned to have more unisex toilets made available on campus.

A car dealership is under the gun from Queen St businesses for using the street as a storage depot for its unlicensed and unwarranted imported vehicles.

The completion of a settlement of major Treaty of Waitangi claims in the Napier area remains in the balance after a hui held yesterday aimed at resolving issues over its management.


The number of consents issued for one of Tauranga's newest suburbs at Papamoa East have jumped 76 per cent in less than a year, new figures show.

Two Northland iwi will be working closely with at-risk children and youth to improve education outcomes to ensure no young person is left behind in the education system.

People in a parked car were lucky not to be shunted into the Whanganui River when another car collided with their vehicle in Somme Parade on Saturday night.