The Northland Regional Council will not give the Hundertwasser Art Centre project $1.5m, and the government makes the decision not to ban rodeos in New Zealand. These are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

A push by Northland Inc to have Northland Regional Council tick off a $1.5 million gift to the Hundertwasser Art Centre didn't get over the line at the new council's first meeting.

The Parklee Bullride at the Central Hawke's Bay A and P Show tomorrow is set to go ahead after the government announced rodeos would not be banned.

One of New Zealand's most powerful men is in Tauranga today to help open businesses and meet with those in the industry.


A man has been flown to hospital after suffering a serious medical event at his farm house yesterday.

South Taranaki iwi Nga Rauru feels let down by the Department of Conservation's decision not to submit on a seabed mining application and is withdrawing from interacting with it.