Wairarapa stores sell out of fans as the sweltering heat continues and a food thief steals from a community kitchen are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

Fans are no longer available for purchase in Wairarapa after a sweltering summer leads to the popular cooling device being sold out across all major outlets.

Thieves have stolen food destined for students at Ruakaka and it's not the first time the community kitchen has been targeted.

A Tauranga couple have shown that it is never too late to marry when Patricia Wilson, 83, and Charles Wilson, 81, decided to tie the knot.


A Hastings man has been reunited with his scooter four years after it was stolen. The yellow 49cc Orion scooter worth $2400 stolen was stolen from his Wellington home in 2011.

Residents are becoming fed up with the noise coming from the Lumbercube mill - so much so that noise complaints have more than doubled since September.

A Whanganui teenager ran home terrified after a stranger told her to get in his car. The 14-year-old was walking along Putiki Drive when a middle-aged man driving a black SUV pulled over and asked if she wanted a ride.