Kamo looks set to lose another bank, leaving it with none, and some of Hawke's Bay's leaders want more police on the streets in response to a rise in crime in the area. These are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

Kamo residents and businesses are reeling at the sudden news the township's ASB bank branch will close in little over a month, leaving the town with no banks.

Some of Hawke's Bay's leaders are calling for more police on the streets, pointing to the lack of police presence as the cause for the spike in the region's crime rate.

A Rotorua youngster is giving up a sixth birthday party so her friends can instead put their money towards a fund for Valencia Davies, a young girl fighting a life-threatening skin condition.


A new $10 million development that will help reshape one of oldest parts of Tauranga city has been revealed.