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No injuries were reported and there were 129 people on the plane.

Plane skids from runway at Chicago airport after massive winter storm

No injuries were reported. The flight came into the airport from Phoenix and 129 people were on the plane.

04:19
Tesla luxury electric cars are now competing with taxis and Ubers in Auckland in a new business venture.

On the road to make an affordable car, Tesla cuts jobs

"While we have made great progress, our products are still too expensive for most people," CEO Elon Musk says.

A photo of a woman who allegedly let a toddler steer her car while she looked at her mobile phone.

Photos appear to show Auckland woman letting toddler steer on motorway while she looks at phone

The incident reportedly took place yesterday afternoon on the Manukau section of the motorway.

South Island road.

Road building cost 'blow-out' predicted under new NZTA standard for base material

The Aggregate and Quarry Association fears the volume of compliant basecourse will plummet.

Wellington bus drivers to strike, refuse to take fares over part-time shifts dispute

The industrial action is due to begin on Monday January 28 if a settlement can't be reached.

Lime scooter company working to win over Wellington, but it's not easy

Wellington City Council isn't convinced the scooters are safe enough for the CBD.

02:05
Rumble strips, roadside safety barriers, shoulder widening and new signs part of improvements.

High-risk rural highways set to receive $20 million cash injection for safety upgrades

Roads in three key areas are set to benefit from the installation of rumble strips, roadside safety barriers, shoulder widening and new signs.

Maps showing planned improvements on rural highways in Manawatu-Whanganui, Gisborne and Hawke's Bay.

$20m safety boost measures announced for Manawatu-Whanganui, Hawke's Bay and Gisborne highways

The upgrades will include rumble strips, improved signage, shoulder widening and safety barriers.

A cloth covers an Audi which was involved in a crash with a bus in Auckland.

Auckland crash: Man 'would still be alive' if car not speeding

One person died and ten people were injured as a result of the crash.

Hong Kong-bound flight forced to return to Auckland after bird strike

The Cathay Pacific Boeing 777 plane was less than an hour into its flight.

00:30
The scooters are being launched in Auckland and Christchurch, and can be found using a smartphone app.

Dunedin set for Lime scooter roll-out tomorrow

The southern city is set to join Auckland, Christchurch and the Hutt Valley.

Tesla sued by parents of US teenager killed after car crashed, caught fire

They allege the Model S battery pack is defective and can erupt into intense fires.

Man has rude awakening after sitting on needles embedded in train seat in Australia

Melbourne commuter Anthony Artusa says he discovered the needles the hard way yesterday.

01:46
Flights were stopped for an hour, raising fears of a repeat of problems at Gatwick just before Christmas.

Another drone sighting temporarily halts planes in London, this time at Heathrow

The report follows the pre-Christmas shutdown of London's Gatwick Airport for parts of three consecutive days due to reported drone sightings.

Wellington Airport given more time for runway extension plans

But the Environment Court says the delays in the case reflected badly on the administration of justice and it was aware many participants had "had enough".

Fire closes State Highway 7 near popular Hanmer Springs

The NZ Transport Agency says the fire is at Engineers Camp just south of Springs Junction.

01:49
It comes as the Government launches an inquiry to see if motorists are being ripped off at the pump.

Shane Jones rebukes 'cynical' BP pamphlet explaining petrol prices as 'corporate candy speak'

The Regional Economic Development Minister said trying to work out petrol company pricing in the past has been like trying to break Morse code.

AUCKLAND - OCT 15 2018: Lime electric scooters in Auckland, New Zealand. The scooters have a 48km maximum range. Users find, unlock and pay for them using an app and leave them at their destination.

E-scooter market hits slow-down in Auckland as rules are reviewed

Auckland Council said today it was looking at tweaking the rules for E-scooter licences.

Masterton-Wellington rail passengers face disruptions after derailment

A crane is needed to lift the locomotive and carriage back onto the tracks.

Road safety overhaul targets speed limits and phone use

New Zealand's road death rate is 7.9 per 100,000 population, compared with 5 in Australia and 2.6 in Sweden.

Wellington, New Zealand - February 7 2017: The ferry "Straitsman" outbound at the harbor entrance, for a run across Cook Strait to Picton. Ferries connect the North and South Islands of New Zealand. Cook Strait is notorious for its rough weather, with frequent strong winds, and strong tidal currents.

Bluebridge Ferry set to return to service after urgent repairs

Bluebridge Ferries was forced to cancel 14 sailings since New Year's Eve after a gearbox fault on one of its vessels needed urgent repairs.

02:00
Another helicopter pilot has described a near miss, after a police helicopter’s scare on New Year’s Eve.

Second NYE helicopter v. drone near miss prompts calls for Civil Aviation to step in

The incident, which happened above crowded Auckland streets, could have ended a tragedy, the pilot says.

01:45
Some welcome news for those sick of receiving call cards for parcels the postie can’t deliver.

New Zealand Post buggy crashes tripled in 2018

The e-vehicles, known as "Paxsters", crashed into cars, fences and road signs.

04:57
Road Safety Education’s Maria Lovelock says the spending is a good start, but helping people avoid making mistakes in the first place would be of benefit.

Provisional 2018 road toll of 380 the worst in nine years, Police Minister urges care

"It is devastating to know that many of these deaths were preventable."

Auckland Harbour Bridge took centre stage in a light-and-sound show highlighting renewable energy.

Don't stop on Auckland Harbour Bridge to watch fireworks, police warn motorists

Some people have even gotten out of their vehicles to watch in previous years, authorities say.

Wellington, New Zealand - February 7 2017: The ferry "Straitsman" outbound at the harbor entrance, for a run across Cook Strait to Picton. Ferries connect the North and South Islands of New Zealand. Cook Strait is notorious for its rough weather, with frequent strong winds, and strong tidal currents.

Major disruptions expected for Bluebridge ferry passengers travelling across Cook Strait

Due to a fault one of the vessels is expected to be out of service for the rest of the week.

29 December 2018, Lower Saxony, Hannover: There's a federal policeman at the airport. After an incident at the airport, air traffic was stopped there. A man in a car with a Polish license plate had tried to reach the apron of the airport through a passage, a spokesman for the federal police said on request. Photo: Clemens Heidrich/dpa (Photo by Clemens Heidrich/picture alliance via Getty Images)

Flights in Germany delayed hours after driver high on drugs tries to follow plane

Federal police said the driver, who is in his mid-20s, tested positive for amphetamines and cocaine.

SH1 at Warkworth clear after truck breakdown blocks traffic

Holiday traffic was affected for several hours this afternoon before the road was cleared.

Tesla names two board members as part of SEC settlement over Elon Musk's tweet

Regulators initially wanted to force Musk out of his job as CEO, but agreed to accept $NZ30 million in penalties.

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