A mother and daughter share the stage on graduation day, and an Asian takeaway food shop is saved by firefighters from a fire that gutted the store next door to it. These are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

A Whanganui mother and her daughter share a unique moment on stage as the pair graduate together from Massey University with Master of Nursing degrees.

An Asian takeaway food shop has had a lucky escape after an early morning blaze gutted a central Kerikeri laundry business next door to the food shop.

A Hastings woman is ordered off the roads for eight months, after confusing her car's brake with the accelerator and running over two young girls earlier this year.


An upgrade to Tauranga Airport's terminal could result in landing charges being increased to account for inflation and costs involved.

Organisers of a wood conference being held in Rotorua say New Zealand is falling behind the rest of the world in using timber for buildings because it has been slow to embrace the possibilities of new engineered timbers.