Stories making headlines around the regions today include a Tame Iti film that set social media 'on fire' and the great Northland cafe mystery.

A New Zealand film festival movie trailer about Tuhoe activist Tame Iti has ignited a social media frenzy in Masterton. Find out more here.

The great cafe mystery that puzzled Northlanders for a whole month has now finally been solved.

A one minute smash-and-grab has left Hawkes Bay police searching for the thieves that netted $10,000 worth of shiny goods.

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After two shocking diagnoses within days of each other this Hamilton woman has taken a new approach to her career.

Meanwhile, Rotorua's hottest spots are being invaded by hundreds of Australians.

And finally, two siblings from the Bay of Plenty in search of the spotlight are packing their bags to attend one of Australia's leading schools.