Praise rolls in for a 15-year-old lifeguard who saved the lives of two young children and a groom gets his dream photo outside of a KFC restaurant are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

A 15-year-old lifeguard is praised for saving the lives of two terrified young children who were sucked out to sea by a strong rip on Sunday.

A KFC wedding photo has gone viral after an entire wedding party went to the fast-food restaurant between the ceremony and the reception for a bucket list picture.

Despite the Hastings District Council's public caution to reduce water usage, its own sprinklers were on in the middle of yesterday morning's rainfall.

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Air New Zealand doubles its capacity for flights to and from Rotorua and Auckland and promises cheaper fares for travellers.

A man who went for a walk by the Whanganui River returns to find his car had rolled into the incoming tide.

A rabble of angry teens screamed abuse at the gates of a Featherston home in the wake of a memorial service for a 15-year-old boy who died after a car crash the previous weekend.