Que Langdon has landed in New Zealand with her mother after her catamaran trip across the Tasman.
Funding needs to be finalised, but work on a $33 million cycle path connecting with SkyPath is expected to start early this year.
As the forecast "bomb low" weather system moved in, it made for dramatic skies, big waves and wind damage.
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The best little capital in the world. Sure. But why is it always so bloody windy?
Lewis Pass reopens but Arthur's Pass and other West Coast roads remain impassable due to massive slips and floodwaters.
High winds hurl trampoline into house as weather bomb hits.
The bomb low left a trail of destruction on the West Coast, and now a front is battering Dunedin.
Weather bomb hits Otago, after lashing the West Coast and closing major roads.
Expect the terrible weather to continue. Just as the bomb low passes, more wind and rain blows in.
Despite public opposition, Auckland retirement complex that's been compared to prison will be built with no alterations.
Four people are facing charges after a number of ram raids in Hamilton.
A freedom camp is "out of control" and a farmer wants to know why it's his problem.
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Renowned 'Haka Steps' trail at Ngaruawahia still closed after scrub fire.
An alleged drunken tourist has offended people with a public "moon".
An "extremely frightened" mother and son could only watch as a slip destroyed their car and flooded the kitchen of their West Coast home.
Gales and torrential rain hit travel, closing roads, halting ferries and disrupting flights.
Eight people aged between 15 and 53 are in a stable condition after crash
The rain is starting to fall, but it won't be enough to alleviate dry conditions, forecasters say.
The first landing attempt was aborted, the successful second attempt earned an ovation.
Marlborough Lines fight to restore power across region after freak summer storm.
Patricia Wearn failed to return from an afternoon walk on Monday and hasn't been seen since.
Young woman fights off sexually-motivated attacker in a Richmond public toilet.
Drink driving charge could still await American tourist who crashed onto railway tracks in front of oncoming train.
Golden Bay residents concerned about the environment are focusing on a popular Takaka freedom camping spot.
A Whangarei man has been arrested over a bomb hoax made against the Shalom Rest Home.
Police say car was submerged, while two male occupants had moderate injuries.
Dogs attack Little blue penguins three times in one week on the Coromandel.
Series of anti-drink driving beer labels have Harbour View Hotel customers talking for all the right reasons.
Residents who left their homes to the flames will now be able to see what remains of them.
A sawn-off shotgun was used to rob a Christchurch tavern overnight.
A 34-year-old man has been transferred to Waikato hospital after suffering burns from a kitchen fire.
Heartbroken New Plymouth woman warns of apparent scam targeting families wanting to buy Bernese puppies.
A Nelson grandmother who almost fell victim to a phone scammer is warning others to be vigilant.
Two years on since the drink-driving limit was cut, stats suggest roads are no safer.
Gale-force winds hit the capital overnight, along with Canterbury, as heavy rain pelts West Coast.
Pet owners in Southland are being urged to watch out for their pets after reports of concerning behaviour and thefts.
A few months after Dave McKenzie lost his brother in the Strongman mine disaster, he won the Boston Marathon.
At least 14 fire crews and three helicopters battled the blaze in Ngaruawahia.
Women wanting to leave the sex trade now have somewhere to turn.
Christchurch's temporary quake homes will be sold for $25,000 to farmers affected by the Kaikoura tremor.
Conservative lobby group sees red over TV3's plans to screen erotic romance Fifty Shades of Grey.
Amid the wreckage of four homes, they face a long battle to repair their fire-torn community. "It's very sad."
Labour leader Andrew Little to table bill for Pike River mine re-entry push.
Lucky Lotto punters share in win, but a $12 million prize is still up for grabs.
The body of a missing kayaker has been found in Lake Rotorua.
NZ ratepayers own half a billion dollars of art - but 93 per cent of it isn't on display.
Masterton residents give their opinions on man left in court cell for 48 hours.