A bridge-jumping teen has cheated death in Wanganui and a poacher pays the price in gumboots in the Far North are two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

A teenager has had a close shave in Wanganui after jumping off a bridge into mud up to his neck.

Far North police seized everything from a poacher, down to the gumboots on his feet when they arrested the man for stealing 600kg of oysters.

A video by Hawke's Bay police has gone viral, thanks to a surfboard, swimming togs and a strong message to antisocial road users.

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A German tourist holidaying in Northland has lost "nearly everything" after his car was broken into.

A Tauranga woman has been on the trip of a lifetime to walk in the footsteps of a literary legend.

Rotorua firefighters are urging locals to be wary where they flick that lit cigarette butt.

And finally, the Carterton Events Centre will be hosting a magical world class act this month.