Results from a survey conducted last week by a Hawke's Bay Regional Council candidate, show Napier residents support the Ruataniwha Dam, and the opening of the trout season tomorrow will see keen fishers out on the lakes, but for many reeling in the big one is going to mean more than just catching a fish. These are just two of the headlines around the regions today.

For nine hours last week, candidate Martin Williams stationed himself on Emerson St in the CBD and asked people their opinion on the dam.

Fish & Game has released 30 trout with special green numbered tags and if you catch a fish with a tag, you're going to win a prize.

The dining area of Aspen rest home in Tauranga was packed for Gwen Walker's 101st birthday, friends and family are what keep Tauranga resident Mrs Walker going.


Thousands are expected to flock to Whangarei's ASB Stadium over the next three days for the Northland Autos Home and Leisure Show.

A large rampaging dog knocked over a plant pot as it bailed up and mauled a sheep that had escaped from a paddock in front of the Suckling's residence.