A toxic doll in Napier and a hoax call in Wanganui - these are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

Apparently this doll, found in a Napier shop, may cause cancer.

A Wanganui man cannot remember calling police to falsely report he had shot someone three times.

The stock levels at Rotorua's Salvation Army foodbank are running dangerously low.


A "silly little butterfly" may be the ticket to the big league for this keen nature photographer.

The Bay of Islands bottlenose dolphin population has plummeted by 90 per cent over the past 20 years - and conservationists are looking to blame boaties.

Iwi have asked anglers to respect a rahui on South Wairarapa waters after the death of a whitebaiter in the area.

A Taipa student has his eyes set on the Beehive.

And finally, the Vilagrad Winery in the Waikato will be rebuilt with the power of music, thanks to one man's mission.