Stories making headlines around the regions today include chilling screams that caused concern in Kerikeri and a man who has taken an "oriental" approach to middle age.
The shrill bleats of goats hiding in bushes sparked a police callout when they were mistaken for human screams.
Brian Carter has rid himself of a gaudy mid-life crisis and taken on an Oriental persona.
All 72-year-old Ian Holor wanted to know after crashing his bike was when he could go windsurfing again.
Roy Nathan hasn't forgiven himself for killing someone while drunk driving.
A Rotorua grandmother wants the world to know that a police traffic fine for not wearing her seatbelt was worth it.
Don Speak could only watch helplessly as his house burned down just across the road.
Plans for a $100 million waterfront hotel in Dunedin have been rejected.
A farm worker has come forward and claimed his $300,000 lotto prize in Owhata.
Cranford Hospice is reeling from an estimated $193,000 funding cut as the Hawke's Bay District Health Board tightens its purse strings.
A Tauranga family is lucky to be alive after an extinguished candle set fire to timber framing inside a wall.
Two takahe have waddled off into a brave new world in the Orokonui Ecosanctuary.
A 14-year-old Carterton boy "erratically" driving a stolen ute lost control and crashed into Greytown's White Swan Hotel.
And finally who would you leave home to see?
Other stories making headlines around the regions are: