After news that the Lord of the Rings series is relocating to the UK, Oli Lewis checked in on Wellington Airport's enormous Middle-earth ephemera.
Motorists in the southern city have overrun a public laneway with next to no pushback from the council. What would have happened if cyclists or pedestrians did the same?
'He said something that stopped me in my tracks: there were bones somewhere in the building, and they were hundreds of years old.'
The city could wait until the streets are clogged with cars before staging some kind of public transport intervention – or it could act now.
Its name and design are meant to evoke peace and reconciliation, but the proposed Olive Leaf building in historic Arrowtown has instead stoked division, backlash and now court action.
Buried beneath Christchurch Cathedral is a metal box likely containing a historical treasure trove set to be uncovered after years of obscurity.