Five seals in Napier saved by an unexpected group of heroes and a tourist in Wanganui who has lost some of her most precious belongings. These are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.
A german tourist in Wanganui lost several treasured belongings - including her teddy bear - when thieves broke into her car on Sunday.
In an 'unusual move', the Royal NZ Air Force has been enlisted to save the lives of five seals.
Pippa the puppy is making a huge difference for autistic children in Northland.
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In the Bay of Plenty, toxic algae has poisoned some of the best shellfish.
It's party time in Rotorua because the Sevens tournament is about to begin.
Is lumbersexual really a thing? Well, according to the Hamilton News it is.
St Mary's School in Carterton reached a milestone of 100 enrolled pupils yesterday.
And finally, there is a Christmas tree in Stratford that is being decorated with memories and love.