Businesses in Tauranga are tapping into the Pokémon Go craze, and dozens of jobs could be on the line when Compac shifts its production away from Hastings. These are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

Tauranga businesses tapping into the Pokémon Go craze say the games is providing a welcome boost in foot traffic but a marketing stunt has outraged some fans.

Dozens of jobs are on the line at Compac Sorting Equipment's Hastings manufacturing plant as the company shifts production to its new plants in Auckland and China.

Burglaries and thefts in Rotorua are on the rise - with recent figures showing more than six burglaries a day - and police say Glenholme is getting hit worse than other suburbs.


Neighbours affected by quarrying activities on a Stanners Rd property, near Waipapa, are unhappy the business might extend its land use consent for another 14 years.