Some stories happening across the regions include, a mystery substance that smells washing up on Wanganui Souths Beach, a dog called Princess guards her owner for weeks after he dies in Eketahuna and Whangarei is hit by a spree of vandalism.
A mystery substance washing up on Wanganui's South Beach is angering fishermen and annoying surfers.
A dog guards her dead owner for weeks in Eketahuna.
A 90-year-old Napier woman took a flight far from ordinary.
Hundreds of tags in blue and red spray paint appeared in Whangarei overnight.
A paraglider who hit a tree on Mount Maunganui's Marine Parade, then fell 6m onto the road has been jailed.
And finally, It's not often a power box stops traffic - but Rotorua's newly painted Chorus boxes are doing just that.