Stories making headlines around the regions today include a chilly day for Northlanders and Rotorua locals in festive spirit.

Snow In Northland? Oh yes.

It is usually the Salvation Army which comes to the rescue of needy locals, but this time it was the Salvation Army in need of help.

Feeling adventurous? Want to try 'zurfing'? Surf champion Ella Williams will teach you how.

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2013 Women's Junior World surfing champion Ella Williams launched the new attraction. Photo / Stephen Parker
2013 Women's Junior World surfing champion Ella Williams launched the new attraction. Photo / Stephen Parker

for the Papamoa Surf Life Saving Club.

Frankton is the place to be tonight if you are looking for night trading with a difference.

A flash mob determined to spread Christmas cheer hit Pak'n Save Masterton. Watch the video below.