A $10 million rebuild of Bay of Islands Hospital is set to get the go ahead, and Rotorua's CBD gets its first charging station for electric vehicles. These are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

The design for a rebuild of Bay of Islands Hospital should get the thumbs-up in the next month with construction on the $10 million project likely to begin next year.

Electric vehicles will now be able to charge up in Rotorua's central business district after power company Unison launched their fast-charging station in Rotorua's central city.

Havelock North residents no longer need to boil their water after a third test came back clear, however, some residents are still wary of the water.


A Mount Maunganui Lotto player is now more than $17,000 richer after Saturday night's draw.