A police dive team is searching for a missing woman off Northland's coast, and a Bay of Plenty mother is using her son as motivation to quit smoking. These are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

A police dive team are searching a section of Northland's coast for a missing woman.

A Bay of Plenty mum is using her son as motivation to quit as a free stop smoking service is launched regionally.

A local grandmother and granddaughter fashion design team has won the established designer award at a fashion show in Wellington.

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In a bid to manage the current pressure on the Hastings housing market, the district council staged a residential land supply forum with industry stakeholders last night.