Stories making headlines around the regions on the first day of 2014 include dolphins, hangover cures and a trip to McDonalds proves costly for one young woman.
A Taradale policeman escorted a woman to an ATM to get real money to pay for takeaways soon after a $50 note she used at a McDonald's restaurant was found to be fake.
A group of whanau staying on land in the Bay of Islands has been treated to a spectacular aerobatic display by a pod of dolphins.
As if damage from the October flood was not enough to contend with, the Aramoho Wanganui Rowing Club now has to replace a gas water heating unit stolen off the roof of its Somme Pde clubrooms.
An off-duty lifeguard had been awarded a regional surf lifesaving award after a dramatic incident at Riversdale.
Chevy Mikaere has been taking the dance world by storm and is hoping for an even bigger year this year.
Finally if you over-indulged on New Year's Eve this could be the cure.
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