A multi-billion dollar railway tunnel project is in doubt over land patrolled by a swamp monster.
The local Maori have protested the development of the new railway because they believe the area is home to a mythical creature, the taniwha. It isn't the first time this has happened either, in 2002 the construction of a road was halted under similar circumstances.
"Glenn Wilcox, a member of the Maori Statutory Board, which protects Maori interests, complained that the plan did not take into account the monster, which "was here first"."
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Source: Herald Sun
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