Stories happening around the regions today include: An 8-year-old boy catching a monster marlin, a Northland dog shows his owner how to surf and a Masterton woman may be headed to Mars on a one-way trip.
An 8-year-old Northland boy persevered for three and a half hours to catch a marlin ten times his own weight.
Photos of a geothermal hot pool burns victim who blamed a lack of warning signs show he knew beforehand the area was dangerous.
A Waipawa woman is left shaken and bruised after a day time attack.
A Wanganui woman who claimed more than $4500 in benefit money while working has received a hefty sentence.
A man was swept out to sea from Papamoa beach on a air mattress.
Whakatane boy Brad Kora is set to go on a new musical journey with Kim Dotcom.
And Masterton woman Kristy Flower is one step closer to a one-way trip to Mars.
Finally, a Northland dog shows his owner how to surf.