Stories making the headlines around the regions today include a visit to Northland by a Bollywood legend and superheroes send a young boy off on the trip of a lifetime.
Northland tourism bosses are hoping a visit by a top Bollywood star with 4.3 million social media followers will boost the region's profile among India's burgeoning travel set.
A school full of superheroes has sent a special Rotorua boy off on the trip of a lifetime. Kaitao Middle School held a superhero mufti-day yesterday, ahead of today's I Wish I Was Day, run by Make-A-Wish New Zealand.
A Masterton man who attended the 1985 Back to the Future premiere said he has been long awaiting the opportunity to "nerd out" for Marty McFly's return yesterday.
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Bay retailers are confident their fireworks supplies will still hit shelves in time for Guy Fawkes festivities after a disaster in China halted fireworks shipments.
New Zealand's multisport king is descending on the Bay today. Steve Gurney, the legendary adventure sport athlete, will talk to youths about his struggles before finding his niche and the adventures that followed.
Finally, an iconic Wanganui boat will be ready for a new season of sailings this weekend.