A man is taken to hospital after being thrown from a horse during a river crossing, and a famous Rotorua arm wrestler meets his idol Arnold Schwarzenegger. These are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today.

A man was taken to hospital yesterday after being thrown from his horse during a river crossing.

Rotorua's famous arm wrestler Maateiwarangi Heta-Morris didn't care about losing his latest competition because as soon as he met Arnold Schwarzenegger "nothing else mattered"

A Tauranga holiday park has won an award for reducing their greenhouse gas emissions.

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A police pursuit in Whangarei, which saw the occupants of the fleeing vehicle allegedly change seats twice, ended after the driver went down no-exit road.