This month 1500 Bay teachers will leave the classroom to gather and discuss funding fears, and funding will help a water-loving special needs child learn to swim. These are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

More than 1500 Bay teachers will leave the classroom and gather at ASB Baypark this month to discuss funding fears.

A Rotorua girl with special needs has always been a water baby and now she is getting funding for one-on-one swimming lessons.

Treaty Negotiations Minister and Attorney General Chris Finlayson has called for Raniera Tau to step down from his leadership positions in Ngapuhi.


A bit of good news brought Rachel Burt to tears this week after she received a much-needed Napier relief and relaxation package following the gastro outbreak.