Some stories that are making headlines across the regions today include: Fluffy the cat was found in a mess four days after a house fire in Hawke's Bay and a 91-year-old Northland man snagged himself a monster marlin.

Fluffy the cat was nowhere to be found after a house fire but although in a bad state, was found four days later.

William "Wally" Carmichael, 91, with his 91kg striped marlin. Photo/Supplied

A 91-year-old Northland man caught himself a 91kg striped marlin.

Tauranga's Classic Hits breakfast show is facing major changes as part of a nationwide shake-up at The Radio Network.


A Bio-based foam produced by a Rotorua woman is a world first and could revolutionise the way products are shipped globally.

A creative Masterton trio is building a light sculpture that will be seen by almost one million people at Sydney's Vivid Festival in May.

And finally, Okoia Enviro-School's Tearita Goodwin used some of her birthday money to buy sausages for a sausage sizzle fundraiser last week for St John.