A "tagging epidemic" in Northland and a tragic anniversary for a Hawke's Bay woman are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

This Hawke's Bay woman has just endured a "three-day banger" with the anniversaries of her late husband's birthday, accident and death falling on three consecutive days.

Whangarei youths are up for the challenge to tackle the tagging epidemic in the area.

This Rotorua woman "feels like a terrible mum" because she can't afford to take her daughter to a doctor.

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Heart-rending performances are being played out to a near-empty theatre at Baycourt.

Apparently tying your knickers to the school's tallest tree is a school legend in the Wairarapa.

This Wanganui couple are still going strong after 60 years.

And finally, this teenaged Hamilton gamer is living the dream.