A father and son who narrowly escaped death in the Bay of Plenty and a grieving family expressing their gratitude to Rotorua are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.
A father and son's accident at the popular Omanawa Falls pool in the Bay of Plenty could have been deadly.
The grieving family of the Australian teen who died in a tragic car accident in Rotorua have written a heartfelt message to New Zealand.
Hawke's Bay woman Fiona Wills has been missing without trace for more than six weeks now.
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A Coastguard boat which needed rescue after an accident on State Highway 10 was back on the job a few days later when its crew saved a sinking launch.
A Masterton pensioner has one bit of advice: don't be afraid to ask questions when the bills unexpectedly creep upwards.
And finally, bells rang and people dressed in their best lined the streets as bands led the way to the temple at Ratana Pa yesterday.