A salad with an unwelcome extra in Napier and a Bethlehem "eyesore" are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

One Napier man found an unwelcome surprise inside the prepacked greek salad he served to his guests.

A Bethehem "eyesore" which has been under construction for at least 15 years has neighbours riled up.

A disabled and elderly man in Wanganui had his TV taken in broad daylight while he slept.

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A giant thermometer has made an appearance in the streets of Masterton.

The family of a critically ill Northland man who died in the back of an ambulance after it crashed are backing St John.

Rotorua Airport is campaigning to lock in a "crucial" link to a top tourist town in the South Island.

And finally, the self-styled 'Crusty ol' Men' beat the 'Hotties' over the weekend at the annual fishing battle of the sexes in Doubtless Bay.