Some stories making headlines across our regions today are: Kelly McLean thought he was doing a good deed by water-blasting graves in Tauranga, so why was he ordered to stop? And six crashes in five hours kept emergency services busy in the Hawke's Bay.
An unemployed Tauranga man who took it upon himself to clean graves at a Tauranga cemetery has been ordered to stop.
Six car crashes occurred in five hours as thunderstorms rattled the Hawke's Bay region.
Spending five minutes plunged in a pool of ice-cold water might sound like insanity.
But for Rotorua mother Michelle Cresswell and niece Staci Meecham-Flynn it's also about doing their bit and giving back.
A new, one of a kind, gluten free and organic supermarket is tipped to open in Carterton.
Police are urging residents in Northland to be on the look out for suspicious activity after the theft of some sheep from a farm.
And, turning 100 hasn't made a great difference to daily life for May Donald of Marton.