Disgraced former Northland police detective Mike Blowers will go for parole in the next week, and a Tauranga resident is upset that her panoramic views will be obstructed thanks to the development of an apartment block. These are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

A disgraced former Northland police detective jailed for stealing methamphetamine from the evidence lock-up will go before the Parole Board in the next week.

Vivienne Turner says she will lose part of her panoramic views across Tauranga thanks to an apartment block planned to be built as part of the $100 million redevelopment of Melrose Retirement Village.

A group of Hawke's Bay hapu are considering investing in the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme.


Lumbercube workers have had their worst fears confirmed - all 71 jobs at the mill have gone.