Today stories making headlines around the regions include a family photo with a historical note and a young driver who leaves the Wanganui police puzzled.

A unique opportunity to remember history offered itself to families on Waitangi Day in the Bay of Plenty.

New Zealanders celebrated all over the country yesterday. This young Wanganui man didn't quite make it to any of the celebrations.

This group of friends is heading to the Wellington Sevens Rugby tournament this weekend. Photo / Warren Buckland
This group of friends is heading to the Wellington Sevens Rugby tournament this weekend. Photo / Warren Buckland

Rugby fans, party animals and baby-headed men are making their way to Wellington today for the annual sevens tournament.

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A Kaitaia judge has warned people who view, store or trade child sexual abuse images that their "filthy" crime will land them in jail.

A Rotorua man is celebrating an unusual and remarkable achievement this week.

And finally, Tauranga says goodbye to well respected historian Jinty Rorke.