William Trubridge, freedive world champion, will attempt a 102-metre dive, and a teen is sentenced to home detention after his dangerous driving caused the death of a passenger. These are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

Freedive world champion William Trubridge's parents say they are "naturally nervous" in anticipation of their son's 102-metre plunge into the oceans' deepest blue hole.

Teenager Trey Church is sentenced to 10 months home detention and disqualified from driving for four years after his dangerous driving caused the death of a passenger.

Two more Northland business have been hit by thieves targeting cigarettes and tobacco in early-morning raids.

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Residents in Kaikokopu Rd in Westmere are upset a huge shed that's gone up on one property is going to become home for an industrial operation that sits outside the scope of the zoning for the area.