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.
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.