A family escapes their Northland home after it caught fire, and Church Road Winery picks up an international award. These are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

Screaming could be heard while flames and smoke poured out of a Northland home which was severely damaged by fire.

Church Road Winery's winemaker Chris Scott has picked up a leading Australian magazine's New Zealand Winemaker of the Year title for the second time in four years.

Engineers are on site at the Rotorua Museum, but there is still no timeframe being put on how long it will remain closed to the public.


Tauranga's Bayfair Shopping Centre has won an award for its accessibility in public spaces programme at the Shopping Centre Council of Australia (SCCA) Marketing Awards.

MP for Whanganui Chester Borrows has been knocked back in his attempt to have a careless use of a motor vehicle causing injury charge dropped.