A Rotorua panelbeater owner is lucky to have escaped a workshop fire that damaged several old and rare cars, and two men are trespassed from a school after fighting in front of pupils. These are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

The owner of a Rotorua panelbeaters is counting himself lucky after a fire broke out in his workshop containing several rare, old cars.

Two men have been trespassed from Carterton School for fighting in front of pupils on school grounds.

A Central Hawke's Bay man thought he had escaped the worst of yesterday's "horrendous" winds before his shed collapsed on his car, motorbike, and workshop.


Papamoa College went pink yesterday when it marked Pink Shirt Day a day early. About 60 per cent of the school donned pink clothing to make a stand against bullying.

Northland fishing show star Matt Watson has come across dumped fish at least six times while out fishing and says the quota system needs to change to ensure commercial fishermen are not illegally dumping catch.

A baby was taken to hospital for a check-up yesterday after being involved in a car crash.