Some stories making headlines across the regions today include: Missing cats in Russell have been found alive, astounding vets. There is a treasure hunt for cash on in Whangarei, and did arsonists light a fire to distract police while they tried to burn down their Pahiatua station?
The tale of Russell's disappearing cats has had a happy ending for two of the missing moggies, found emaciated but alive after being stuck in a hole for more than a month.
More hidden cash will be up for grabs in a Whangarei treasure hunt thanks to a mystery donor who has dubbed himself Harry.
Pahiatua police are investigating whether a recycling centre fire on Sunday was a decoy so an arsonist could attempt to burn down their station.
A Taradale family, feeding the homeless from their mobile soup stall in Napier, are staggered by the community support they have received.
Rotorua police hope viewers of this week's Police Ten 7 hold the key to solving two recent aggravated robberies
And, seventeen-year-old Shannon Couper from the Bay of Plenty will be taking to stages throughout China.
Finally, an Ohakune house that was nearly sold by Housing New Zealand to a private buyer, despite being contaminated by methamphetamine, is being repaired and may return to the market.