A Tauranga band set to tackle the UK and an Italian job in Rotorua are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today
It took 24 hours for a pair of Italian tourists in Rotorua to have their world turned upside down and back again.
Browns Bay police are being praised for their quick thinking which reunited two German tourists with their belongings after they were left with just the clothes on their backs.
This Tauranga band is "living the dream" as it sets off to conquer the UK.
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Former All Black Jerry Collins has been immortalised by a Havelock North artist, with all proceeds going to Collins' now orphaned baby daughter. Check out the portrait here.
Be happy and keep your family close - those are the tips for living a long life from Northland's newest centenarian.
Oh crumbs! A truck driver has toppled his bread truck in Carterton.
And finally, Smurfs, Jedi and Incredible Hulks have made a super-human effort in Wanganui to raise funds for a good cause.