A happy penguin in Mt Maunganui and a corpse flower in Auckland are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.
Mushrooms are causing a bit of stink in Hawke's Bay.
A "brave" young dog walker impressed a Stratford couple when she attempted to save a beloved furry family member from an "awful" attack.
It is a year since the rain came down and washed Incy Wincy out - causing millions of tiny spiders to cover the land in silk. Check out the photos here.
A Wairarapa man who fought for compensation over a dangerous naval exercise from over 50 years ago has died without receiving a cent.
Working alongside Asian factory workers toiling for small change has changed the way this Rotorua student thinks.
And finally, a little girl in Wanganui is determined to make someone less fortunate very happy.