A 16-year-old is arrested for smashing a shop's front window in Whangarei, and Napier home values rise again. These are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

A 16-year-old male was arrested in central Whangarei after he smashed the front window of a central city clothing business.

Napier home values have risen 18.1 per cent and Hastings 16.3 per cent over the last year, according to the QV House Price Index to the end of October.

Drones and GPS-tracking dummies are being deployed at Kiwi beaches to boost our understanding of the country's deadliest rips.

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Rotorua's Curtainbank will receive almost $7000 from BayTrust so they can fit more homes with thermal-lined curtains to improve the warmth and health of local families in need.