Fans are chomping at the bit to see Peter Jackson's latest movie masterpiece at the Anzac Theatre premiere tonight.
A small chilli growing operation in Hokianga has proved it is extremely hot stuff.
Turning on the Christmas lights is how one woman remembers a light of her life extinguished too soon.
Visitors to the Tree of Trees exhibition were delighted with the magical grotto filled with more than 30 colourful decorated trees, stalls and festive arrangements.
The Christmas Elves are running a toy drive, so if you have good quality second-hand toys or new toys you'd like to donate, take them to Plunket or Café Cinema.
Rare and historical items for auction are drawing strong interest nationwide, Webbs managing director Neil Campbell says.