Stories making headlines around the regions include a tourist smoking P in his car outside a police station and a drunken rampage with a loaded crossbow.
An Australian visitor was caught smoking methamphetamine in his car while he was parked in the car park outside the Whakatane police station.
Meanwhile, an intoxicated 56-year-old man went on a rampage with a loaded crossbow, sparking an Armed Offenders Squad callout.
This Murupara woman pleaded guilty to "losing it" after punching a 12-year-old so hard that she shattered a window with her head.
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A disabled driver received a note calling her "lazy" after she parked outside The Warehouse in Tauranga.
Firefighters from Masterton received a double whammy yesterday trying to to bring a grass fire under control while fending off buzzing attackers from nearby.
Hamilton will be leaping with parkour enthusiasts next month while hosting the parkour nationals.
World-record freediver William Trubridge announced beating a personal record in the Bahamas yesterday.
And finally, home grown talent Tomorrow People will be headlining a strong line-up which will mark the 175th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi.