Some stories making headlines across the regions today include: A little girl in Tauranga has made hundreds of loom bands to donate to sick children after she was sick herself, a man was hit in the face with a chainsaw in Hawke's Bay and, an infected Rotorua man bit a woman after she woke him from a nap.
Macayla McAlley has spent hours making hundreds of loom bands to donate to sick children at the Tauranga Hospital.
An infected Rotorua man has been sentenced to prison for biting a woman.
The Lowe Corporation rescue helicopter had a full on day attending four accidents around the bay, one being a man who was hit in the face with a chainsaw.
Targeted thefts of firearms from Northland homes have police concerned the lethal weapons are falling into the hands of criminals.
Peter Knighton grew so fed up with the bullying of disabled people in Masterton, he went straight to the top.
And, it was a sparkling clear night last Saturday in Ohakune for the annual Mardi Gras, which drew 7240 revellers.