Stories making headlines around the regions today include tragedy during a cheerleading performance and an unusual scheme to deal with bad Christmas party behaviour.
Tauranga hospitality specialists are using a "yellow card" system to deal with bad Christmas party behaviour.
A fundraiser to get cheerleader Grace Hegh from Okaihau to the All Star Games in Las Vegas took a turn for the worse after a gust of strong wind.
Council contractors who went to Wanganui's Taupo Quay to fell plane trees were thwarted again.
A truck and trailer went out of control on a Hastings road, taking the driver "for a ride" before crashing through a street sign and shelterbelt.
Drivers at the Carterton roundabout flinched and ducked as a trailer-load of hay bales tumbled off a toppling trailer.
Finally Rotorua accountant Steven Slack has just bought the deal of a lifetime.