A fight is on to save a popular swimming pool in Taradale, and volunteers take to the beach to clean up rubbish. These are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

The fight is on to save the Taradale Pool, where nearly 3000 children learn to swim every year.

Volunteer cleaning crews armed with bright green bags have cleaned loads of rubbish from Tauranga Harbour's shoreline in an event which is the third of a series being run around the country.

A young woman has been seriously hurt and trapped for more than an hour in her car after it crashed this morning.


Compulsory installation of alcohol interlock devices for repeat drink-driving offenders is the most effective way of changing their behaviour, according to a Northland company contracted to install the equipment.