Stories making headlines around the regions today include that of a Kaitaia fisherman who earned himself $30,000 by landing a whopper snapper. In Maketu, a man escaped a burning building and in Eastern Bay, children have been found living in drug dens.

A Far Northern man pocketed $30,000 after catching a whopping snapper.

A Maketu man narrowly escaped a burning building.

This Maketu Rd converted garage was destroyed by fire.
This Maketu Rd converted garage was destroyed by fire.

and fruit diverted to other ports as Napier Port struggles with a spike in fruit shipped by containers.

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In Eastern Bay children have been found living in drug dens.

A stolen car was found ablaze in the middle of a Carterton street.

And finally, two artists in Wanganui make stunning art from some interesting materials.