Minature video cameras will be trialled on Tauranga parking offers in an attempt to curb confrontations, and an internal investigation by the Hawke's Bay District Health Board is underway after a man received someone else's medical documents. These are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

Minature video cameras are being trialled in Tauranga in a bid to curb an upsurge in confrontations including death threats against the city's long-suffering parking officers.

A Napier man is disgusted after being delivered someone else's medical documents, sparking an internal investigation by the Hawke's Bay District Health Board.

Rotorua Lakes Council is expected to sign off on its Annual Plan and officially set its rates increase for the coming year. The increase is expected to be 1.9 per cent across the region.


Northland councils have dealt with hundreds of cases of illegally dumped rubbish in the past year, including an area where more than 800kg of rubbish was cleared - costing ratepayers tens of thousands of dollars in clean-up costs.

Two fishermen had an exciting morning yesterday when a small whale stayed near their boat for about 20 minutes.