Bay of Islands airport is set for an expansion due to a growing number of passengers, and Rotorua's newly elected councillors and community board members will gather for their first meeting. These are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

The terminal at Bay of Islands Airport is due to be expanded next year to cater for growing passenger numbers.

Rotorua's recently elected district councillors and community board members will swear to "faithfully and impartially" serve the community for the next three years at their first meeting.

As freedom campers continue to come under scrutiny in the Hawke's Bay, one camper says it is more likely to be untidy locals than visitors littering and disrespecting facilities.


The Mangaweka Bridge, which has spanned the Rangitikei River for 112 years, has re-opened after being closed for repairs for 15 days.