Monday, July 25, 2011

Multi-billion dollar railway tunnel plans through New Zealand city halted due to fears of Horotiu, a mythological swamp monster!
The North Island city is trying to move ahead with a multi-billion railway tunnel project to improve the minimal train network and free up its car-filled streets.  But Horotiu, a mythical monster, put the NZ$2.6 billion ($2.1 billion) project in doubt after an indigenous Maori board protested that it will destroy grounds once patrolled by the make-believe taniwha, pronounced tani-fa.
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