A Hastings retiree is caught illegally selling venison meat, and judges at a Stage Challenge show are blown away by one school's portrayal of the Pike River Mining disaster. These are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

A Hastings retiree illegally selling meat to cover the cost of his hunting trips is netted by an undercover seafood operation.

Stage Challenge judges said they were "blown away" by Whanganui High School's portrayal of the 2010 Pike River mining disaster.

Air New Zealand announces it will operate up to 10 new weekly flights between Auckland and Tauranga by the end of the year.


Lumbercube's new management team decides it will not take up an invitation to speak directly to members of the Eastside Residents Association about noise issues in Rotorua's eastern suburbs.

International cricket is returning to Whangarei's Cobham Oval in 2017 when the West Indies play the Black Caps in a 50-over match.

A new classroom is to be built at Alfredton School in northern Wairarapa as part of a $4 million construction package announced in the latest Budget for schools in the greater Wellington region.