Stories making headlines around the regions today include a great-grandmother from Whangarei has a thrilling 88th birthday and fire crews save a wedding in the Wairarapa.
A wedding party and a grateful estate manager have heaped praise on the fast response of volunteer fire crews.
An angle-grinder injury astonishes A&E staff at the Dannevirke Medical Centre.
A Bay of Plenty man denies hiring a hitman to kill parents.
A Rotorua man who sparked a national police alert with family and friends didn't know he was missing.
And finally, 5500 art works are being moved from Wanganui's Sarjeant Gallery.