Praise rolls in for a 15-year-old lifeguard who saved the lives of two young children and a groom gets his dream photo outside of a KFC restaurant are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

A 15-year-old lifeguard is praised for saving the lives of two terrified young children who were sucked out to sea by a strong rip on Sunday.

A KFC wedding photo has gone viral after an entire wedding party went to the fast-food restaurant between the ceremony and the reception for a bucket list picture.

Despite the Hastings District Council's public caution to reduce water usage, its own sprinklers were on in the middle of yesterday morning's rainfall.


Air New Zealand doubles its capacity for flights to and from Rotorua and Auckland and promises cheaper fares for travellers.

A man who went for a walk by the Whanganui River returns to find his car had rolled into the incoming tide.

A rabble of angry teens screamed abuse at the gates of a Featherston home in the wake of a memorial service for a 15-year-old boy who died after a car crash the previous weekend.