Some of the stories making headlines around the regions today: Freediver William Trubridge's proud parents and the controversial 'H' debate rumbles on.
The parents of world champion William Trubridge give some insight into his next move after his failed freediving attempt.
To 'H' or not 'H' - that is still the question in Wanganui.
Thieves have broken into Pukehina Surf Rescue and stolen $30,000 worth of gear.
Not a cloud was in sight as countless santas, elves and reindeer ran riot around Rotorua's Village Green.
A Hawke's Bay police officer who crashed his rare hot-rod in September has been charged in court.
A Whangarei woman who touched many with her 'caring and non-judgemental' nature died over the weekend.
Hungry but less mobile Carterton residents will miss out now the local Meals on Wheels service has come to an end.
And finally, police in the Far North are keen to hear from anyone who can point them in the direction of a cannabis crop.