Stories making headlines around the regions today include an 8-year-old boy who told councillors his opinion and graduate with the world at his feet - again.
A Tauranga boy impressed local councillors after plucking up the courage to deliver a passionate speech.
A recent Waikato University graduate and maths whiz has been snapped up by Google for a second time.
Meanwhile, Hastings Superette owners have suffered the second blow in less than a week.
Movie mogul Peter Jackson is at it again.... this time in collaboration with the National Army museum.
Whangarei is the first city in New Zealand to have entered a new digital era.
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