Car thieves in Hikurangi and a house fire in Aramoho are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.
A cancer-survivor in Hikurangi who had just started a new job has had both of her cars stolen and trashed in less than two weeks.
A family of three have "lost everything but what they stood up in" when their Aramoho home went up in flames.
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New road names and lower speed limits for the stretch of State Highway 2 at Te Puke are up for public consultation.
And finally, locals looking to be safe in the sea sought out a bargain at the Coastguard's 'Old4New' life jacket campaign in Pukenui over the weekend.