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Maori Television star "Auntie Mabel'' steals the show in Katchafire's final encore at Ngapuhi Festival in Kaikohe.
Maori Television star "Auntie Mabel'' steals the show in Katchafire's final encore at Ngapuhi Festival in Kaikohe.

Stories making headlines across the regions today include a Dargaville man who missed the point of home-detention and an elderly man who has to face his historical demons.

A Dargaville man got himself a jail sentence for attending the Ngapuhi Festival in Kaikohe.

A 76-year-old wheelchair-bound man has admitted historical sexual offences involving a girl and a dog.

A keen Tauranga golfer received an early Valentines present in the form of New Zealand's teenage golf sensation Lydia Ko.

Tauranga man Jason Rowling won a round of golf with Lydia Ko.
Tauranga man Jason Rowling won a round of golf with Lydia Ko.

Napier might not be the first place you think of as a surfing destination but it could soon be the place to be for all local surfers and international tourists.

A Rotorua mother is trying to raise awareness of her daughter's rare disorder which affects only 8 other children in New Zealand.

And finally, 2014 promises to be an exciting year for technology trends. Here is a preview for all technology enthusiasts.

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