Some stories that are making headlines across the regions today include: a jewellery store in Marton barely had time to clean up from a robbery, a farmer digging caused an internet black-out in the Bay Of Plenty and a Dannevirke wife surprised her spouse by swimming 100km.
While Jim and Joy Stantiall were cleaning up from a smash-and-grab raid on their Marton jewellery store the customers kept coming in.
A man digging on his Waihi property caused an internet blackout in the Bay of Plenty.
A wife's 100km swim surprised her spouse in Dannevirke.
Six Tauranga teens will be rubbing shoulders with leading scientists at the London International Youth Science Forum.
A neighbourly dispute about cats has seen a Whangarei man issued with a formal police warning.
And, being disqualified from driving didn't stop Matthew Ryan Guillard from reaching speeds of 158km/h and driving recklessly outside schools where children were playing.