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A car was involved in an incident which almost wiped out an elderly woman in Waipu. Photo / Thinkstock
A car was involved in an incident which almost wiped out an elderly woman in Waipu. Photo / Thinkstock

Stories making headlines around the regions today include a close call for an elderly woman and an routine traffic checkpoint turns up an unusual find.

An elderly Waipu resident was almost wiped out while sitting on her couch watching TV.

Counties Manukau Police staff in Auckland made an unusual discovery after conducting a routine traffic checkpoint.

A Rotorua grandmother has been praised after taking in a homeless teenager sleeping on a bench in the cold.

Two sisters will find out today whether they will avoid going to jail for blackmailing a man.

Tickets are selling fast for the All Blacks test match at McLean park in the Hawke's Bay.

Two Hamilton boys missed out on a fun weekend with their mother due to a disagreement with a customer service representative.

Wanganui Animal control officers took three days to respond to a 'potential attack' complaint because they feared for their safety.

Finally, this Welcome Bay roofer defied the odds by turning to music to help pay the bills when the recession hit in 2008.

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