Some stories happening across the regions today include: A fridge caught fire in the Wairarapa, luckily the brothers in the house had smoke alarms and will Rotorua's Raggamuffin music festival be back next year?
A smoke alarm saved two Wairarapa brothers after their fridge caught fire.
Rotorua district councillors will today discuss the future of the Raggamuffin music festival and whether it will return to the city next year.
A Napier decile 1 school is bucking the trends among low decile schools with outstanding numeracy and literacy scores.
Tauranga neighbours Carol Thompson and Philippa de Vere both signed up to volunteer at the Tauranga Community Foodbank but did not realise the other worked there.
If anyone the Northern Advocate spoke to in Dargaville knows who the town's newest millionaire is they're not telling.
Finally, Wanganui's dental service will lead an oral health trial that could revolutionise the way in which holes caused by dental decay in children's teeth are managed.