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The venture still has a few hurdles and challenges to overcome before zipliners can zig zag through Wellington bush.

Wellington zipline near dump land causes councillors to voice concern

It could be 2019 before zipliners are zig zagging through the area

Other roads will also be considered for the new speed once construction is complete, such as the southern section of the Christchurch motorway and the Kapiti expressway.

110km/h speed limits set to hit Waikato Expressway and Tauranga Eastern Link

Drivers can now put pedal to the metal on two of NZ's safest roads.

One person trapped and several people are injured after serious crash near Thames

One person has critical injuries and another person has serious injuries.

Two paintings by the Austrian artist were stolen in a ram raid at a gallery in Parnell on Saturday morning.

Stolen Lindauer painting appears in dark web auction - but auction image appears to be fake

The seller wants almost a million dollars worth of Bitcoin - but the seller's image has almost-certainly been Photoshopped.

Toni Kelly

'Happy and beautiful' Kiwi woman dies after falling from London window - coroner

Toni Kelly suffered a serious brain injury and passed away in hospital.

The Breakfast team battle it out on the merits of changing the prayer.

'Who are you praying to?' - Decision to remove Jesus from parliamentary prayer proves divisive

Hillary Barry said the move was "PC gone mad" but Jack Tame said it reflected our secular society.

The US is currently considering repealing laws which force internet providers to treat all internet data equally – and Jordan Carter says that could be bad for NZ, and the world.

'Fewer new innovations' if US repeals Net Neutrality laws, Internet NZ warns

Internet New Zealand warns that certain companies getting preference in terms of internet data transfer is a serious issue.

The Minister for Pike River re-entry says he wants to give families the confidence they’re taking re-entry seriously.

Opinion: Andrew Little's real Pike River role is to let the families down gently

John Armstrong says experts have ruled re-entry to the mine too risky and Labour is on dangerous ground.

Corrections believe the attack at Paremoremo Prison was gang-related and unprovoked.

Auckland prison inmate monitored after being stabbed in another attack

The inmate was taken to hospital in a moderate condition.

With only 12,000 left, the NZ sea lion is the rarest in the world and battling survival.

'Big and beautiful, bold and boisterous' sea lions return to Otago beaches

There's been a push to leash dogs after a number of maulings.

It's considered the leading preventable cause of intellectual and developmental problems and there's evidence that it's under diagnosed.

Fetal alcohol syndrome misunderstood and under-diagnosed, says expert

It's considered the leading cause of developmental problems.

The animals are being relocated to Orana Wildlife Park.

NZ's only Bornean orangutans touch down in Christchurch

They are settling well but very groggy and tired.

Nigel Hampton QC says the payout of $3m to victim's families to make charges go away was a dangerous precedent to set.

'Chequebook justice' not OK in NZ, says Pike River lawyer

A Supreme Court decision found withdrawing prosecution in exchange for payment, was unlawful.

The Auckland Mayor says the new plan is about $40m cheaper than TNZ's idea.

'It is a compromise, but it meets TNZ's needs' – Auckland Mayor Phil Goff reveals new details on AM Cup

The Council's preferred option is $40 million cheaper than Team New Zealand's.

One person dead after boat found submerged off Taranaki coast

Another person was found alive by Coast Guard.

Kiwi troops return home from training mission in Iraq

They were helping to boost the combat edge of Iraqi troops against IS extremists.

The Breakfast team battle it out on the merits of changing the prayer.

Should Jesus be taken out of the parliamentary prayer?

The Breakfast team battle it out on the merits of changing the prayer.

One left dead after Northland crash with three pedestrians

Three pedestrians have been hit by a car in the Northland area.

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Fire crews battle Lower Hutt scrub fire

There are four fire engines on the scene.

Smoking in many of the city's public spaces is being stubbed out as the council beefs up its smokefree policy.

Misinformation is spreading over e-cigarettes, says public health expert

Marewa Glover is rejecting claims of staggering declines in smoking rates.

Police blitz on drunk driving taking place this weekend

It will be the first of several road policing operations planned for the Central District this summer.

One hundred wordsmiths from around the world gathered in Christchurch to duke it out.

'My lucky earrings' - world senior scrabble champ says her scrabble tile earrings did the trick

Joanne Craig won the title ahead of 100 wordsmiths from around the world.

It's been two months since the Maori Party lost its place in Parliament, a time of reflection for leader Mr Flavell.

Te Ururoa Flavell eyes business role but not saying goodbye to politics just yet

The Maori Party lost its voice in Parliament but the co-leader still wants to bridge gaps between Maori and Pakeha.

A preview of how the emergency mobile message will look on an iPhone

Emergency Mobile Alert system to send loud sound to NZ cellphones in Sunday test

It's Civil Defence's latest tool to alert people if their life, health or property is in danger.

Police are calling it a "particularly nasty and aggressive robbery" which has left staff traumatised.

Video: Do you know these thugs? Police appeal to public after terrifying aggravated robbery of Tauranga tavern

Police are calling it a "particularly nasty and aggressive robbery" which has left staff traumatised.

Cyclists crash near Christchurch, nine taken to hospital

They were part of a group of 40 cyclists riding in Leeston.

NIWA scientists say today was one of the top 10 hottest November days in New Zealand history.

Central Otago scorcher as tourist town Cromwell hits 33 degrees

It's among the top ten hottest November days ever recorded in New Zealand.

It's been two months since the Maori Party lost its place in Parliament, a time of reflection for leader Mr Flavell.

Watch: 'Sorrow, anger, aroha' - Te Ururoa Flavell on Maori Party's election defeat

He says someone should have written a manual about life after Parliament because it's been a huge adjustment for him.

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