Monday, January 28, 2013

UPDATED: Heading North

UPDATE: We reached our destination safely, and have just got back in after going into town for a kai. Puhoi to Wellsford was negotiated safely, but if ever there was a part of State Highway One that needs urgent and major work, it's Puhoi to Wellsford. The new toll road is brilliant, and a continuation further north would provide the people of Northland with much superior road access. Get those 'dozers rolling please John!

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We're off to Northland this morning, where our business is about to expand. Traveling north on Auckland Anniversary Day might not be the best idea we've ever had, but hopefully with the fine weather people will stay down Coromandel a bit longer today, and we'll get across the bridge before the worst of the city-bound traffic.

It's more than 20 years since we last visited Northland, and we're looking forward to it. It'll also be the first time that we've traveled on the upgraded highway north of Auckland, but be assured; like most people who use that highway regularly, we're not going on holiday. Labour and the Greens' gratuitous use of the "holiday highway" label angers people in the North, for whom that road is an absolutely vital link.

Enough pontificating; it's almost time to hit the road. There's a bit of pre-loaded content, and we'll blog when able over the next few days, between meetings.

Have a great day!

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