A Napier family follow a couple of orca around Napier's coastline, and over 500 rubber ducks race at Hamurana Springs for charity. These are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

A normal Sunday turned into an "exciting experience" for a Napier family, after they followed a couple of orca around Napier's coastline.

Local ducks down at Hamurana Springs had their water invaded over the weekend - but it was all for a good cause - when over 500 rubber ducks took to the water for a race.

A $5.6 million medical centre will be built on a prime piece of central Whangarei land after Northland Regional Council sold the site to developers.


A Carterton family have lost the entire contents of their garage after a deliberately lit fire spread from an adjacent shed onto their property.

Tauranga fire services were called to Te Puna last night after what fire fighters believed to be an electrical fire started in a car.