A swimming scare in Napier and an unexpected rescue in Northland are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

Four unsupervised children under the age of seven frightened locals in Hawke's Bay when they were spotted taking a dip at a notoriously dangerous Napier beach.

After an argument, an upset crew member leapt off a commercial fishing boat with his belongings in a black plastic rubbish bag - and ended up having to be rescued by another crew member.

A Tauranga school has pulled the plug on technology - and the movement is gaining traction.

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A Rotorua family is determined to return to its whanau homestead after a fire destroyed one of the rooms.

A Masterton man who collects war memorabilia may have stumbled on a rare item with links to World War II.

Will "Techapuna" become New Zealand's own Silicon Valley?

And finally It was a flaming finale for the former Taihape College yesterday, when the building was set alight by firefighters.