A Rotorua golfer with 50 years of experience is still going strong at the age of 94, and police Taser a man in Whangarei after pepper spraying him was ineffective. These are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

Local golfing legend Cyril Hart, who has been playing on the green for 50 years, is still going strong at the age of 94.

Police pepper sprayed then Tasered a 26-year-old man before they were able to arrest him after being called to a Whangarei house.

The half-way stage in the Local Elections nomination process has passed with comparatively few nominations in Napier and Hastings compared with last election in 2013.

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Emergency services were called to a crash between a car and a scooter in Papamoa.