Stories making headlines around the regions today include the first same-sex marriages which will take place in Rotorua and a couple who threatened suicide if their benefit was cut.
Same-sex wedding preparations are under way at Rotorua Museum.
A severely-ill South Wairarapa couple who considered suicide if their benefit was cut have won an appeal.
A Tauranga woman has claimed unfair dismissal after using company funds to buy alcohol and cigarettes.
A teenager who smashed the windscreen of a police car less than one week after being released from jail has pleaded guilty to wilful damage.
A Waiouru soldier has taken witness stand at Whanganui District Court to fight sex charges.
The Flaxmere community is outraged after a hit and run on Tuesday night.
An award-winning brewing company has expanded to open a craft beer bar in Tauranga.
Work has begun on the $2million upgrade to Rotorua's Eat Streat.
Masterchef Brett McGregor went back to school and found the heat of the classroom a few degrees higher than any television studio.
A woman who texted her friends and drove more than 300 kilometres - while on medication and half asleep - could be back on the road.
Residents of Stratford are disgusted at the actions of taggers who defaced their fences and properties.
Cyber-bullying is alive and well in Wanganui.
And finally Hawke's Bay SPCAs will get a healthy boost to their coffers, thanks to a tasty Cupcake Day fundraiser later this month.
Other stories making headlines around the regions include: