It cost upward of US$10 billion and took more than eight years to build.

Hong Kong opens high-speed rail link with mainland China

It cost upward of US$10 billion and took more than eight years to build.

Police emergency scene

Police in stand-off with man barricaded in Huntly house

The stand-off is stretching into its ninth hour with officers closing a section of the road.

A road closure sign in front of a Police vehicle

Truck rolls on Pahiatua Aokautere Road, causing road closure in Tararua

The truck rolled on stretch of road, which is also known as the Pahiatua Track, before 8am this morning.

Wellington bus network changes to be reviewed after council bombarded with complaints

The regional council today voted for an independent review.

Many are calling on central Government to fix the capital’s public transport woes.

Wellington bus 'shambles; passengers left behind due to small buses

Nearly half of buses arriving during peak periods on one of Wellington's busiest routes are too small.

Hundreds of campaigners marched across Wairoa Bridge today.

Protesters block major Tauranga highway to call on government to fix deadly stretch of road - 'stop letting people die like this'

Busy weekend traffic came to a halt as hundreds marched across Wairoa Bridge, which has already claimed dozens of lives.

Two school boys walking on zebra crossing on way to school. Sunny day morning.

Who is South Auckland's rogue zebra crossing painter?

For the second time an amateur crossing has been painted outside Patumahoe Primary School, principal Jade Tawhiti tells Breakfast.

The tax has added about 11 cents a litre to the cost of filling up.

Auckland’s Regional Fuel Tax: Amount of money generated in first month revealed

The funds are being used on transport infrastructure across the city.

Almost 30,000 people turned out at Wigram to watch the Southern Cross land.

'Incredibly significant' first international flight to NZ marked 90 years on

Australian pilots Charles Kingsford Smith and Charles Ulm crossed the Tasman in the Southern Cross in 1928.

A bus lane in Auckland.

Three more Auckland CBD bus lanes are now monitored 24/7 by CCTV cameras

Bus lane infringements have traditionally been monitored by council staff on the side of the road using a camera - but times are changing.

Auckland's Tamaki Drive.

Lanes closed on Auckland's Tamaki Drive due to high tide

The busy roadway remains open, but with only one lane in each direction.

Electric Vehicle in Park Charging station.

Trial allowing electric cars to use priority lanes in Auckland abandoned after a year

This was part of NZTA's temporary bylaw to see if motorists would be encouraged to buy electric cars.

NZ petrol prices 'creep like rust' towards $2.50 a litre

The average price of fuel has reached a record 30-year high - and is set to continue rising.

Some drivers are getting hit with a court summons and demerit points, as Seven Sharp explains.

Uber's new rules on sex, drugs and vomiting coming into force in New Zealand

One is the ‘no sex rule’ which states there must be no physical contact with the driver or fellow riders.

A road closure sign in front of a Police vehicle

Slip blocks Taupo to Napier highway

NZTA warns of delays and urges motorists to avoid the area if possible.

Worker alleges her boss remotely turned off work vehicle during Marlborough journey leaving her in dangerous situation

"I'm halfway through the intersection and all of a sudden my van is immobilised with workers inside and a semi-trailer is coming at me through the roundabout."

ANZ Boeing 747 400 at Auckland Airport New Zealand. (Photo by: Education Images/UIG via Getty Images)

Air New Zealand named Australasia's top airline for 10th year in a row

It's far from the first top honour the airline has earned this year.

Desert Road

Ice and snow force closure of North Island's Desert Road

Motorists have been advised to use Ohakune as a detour, and to drive to the conditions.

Many are calling on central Government to fix the capital’s public transport woes.

Wellington bus service, a disaster or a work in progress? Q+A investigates

Not enough buses and drivers is "a fairly basic thing to get wrong", says MP Grant Robertson.

The highway is now two generations old and is no longer fit for purpose, says Fix the Bloody Road’s Matthew Farrell.

Fix the Bloody Road group fed up over 'absolutely chaotic' Tauranga access highway that has claimed two dozen lives

“You’re eight times more likely to die in Te Puna or Apata," the lobby group says.

Government left 'the most dangerous road in NZ' off priority list, fuming Tauranga residents argue

“There’s just fear and anxiety every time” sirens are heard, one resident says.

Bus interior (file picture).

Government wants to ban Kiwi students from standing on school buses

The Ministry of Education has agreed to guarantee enough seats for students every day.

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