A new $30 million tourism venture for Rotorua has been revealed which will showcase the story of manuka honey, and Northland Maori are twice as likely to go to jail than Pakeha when convicted of assault. These are just two of the headlines around the regions today.

The development, to be built next to Skyline Rotorua, is expected to cost about $30 million and attract more than 180,000 visitors a year.

Sparking calls from Te Tai Tokerau MP Kelvin Davis for a Government inquiry into the "biased" criminal justice system.

The construction of the famous Spiegeltent signals the approach of the 2016 Harcourts Hawke's Bay Arts Festival.


Apata residents are calling for action after the latest head-on crash on a notorious stretch of State Highway 2, known by some locals as "the notorious Apata S-bend".

A slump in dairy and beef exports and higher than expected imports have left a $1.26 billion trade deficit.