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Old August 12th, 2007, 06:58 AM   #61
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Most of Aucklands motorway system has pretty a good surface to drive on, however there are exceptions like the Newmarket Viaduct.....holy shit last time I drove accross that it literally felt like driving on loose gravel!!

But most of the journey through Auckland is very smooth.

As for the maintenance of state highways outside Auckland from what I have seen(upper North Island), it varies very much even inside specific regions.I would have to say the best state Highways I have seen in NZ would be in the Rotorua/Taupo area, even the less important roads like highway 38 between Rotorua and Murupara are far better than state highway 1 between Orewa and Whanagrei or even state highway 2 between Auckland and Tauranga.
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Old August 14th, 2007, 11:31 AM   #62
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From Flickr

SH1 South of Auckland
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More Auckland motorway pics

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by sallyNZ
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by Bryan Long
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by Robyn Gallagher Oops!

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by kiwi_bloke

by Gabi Guimarães
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Old August 14th, 2007, 11:41 AM   #63
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Wellington motorways

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One from the south. SH1 south of Dunedin
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Old August 14th, 2007, 02:09 PM   #64
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^ Is that Mosgiel in the background in the last photo?

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^ Crikey, looks a bit dry there! Is NZ suffering a drought too?
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Old August 14th, 2007, 02:25 PM   #65
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Yep. That's Mosgiel in the background.
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Old August 14th, 2007, 03:44 PM   #66
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The grass looks dry in that pic but if you were on ground level it would probably be green all around.
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Old August 15th, 2007, 01:40 PM   #67
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Does that picture in my previous post show the area known as the Bombay Hills, south of Auckland?
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Old August 15th, 2007, 01:43 PM   #68
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Yes, I'm pretty sure that is the Bombays behind that long straight section of road.
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Old August 15th, 2007, 04:46 PM   #69
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How old is the first section of the Napier-Hastings Expressway?

Is it eventually going to bypass Hastings altogether?
first section was built in the 1960's. And it already pretty much bypasses Hastings now :o
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Old August 16th, 2007, 12:08 PM   #70
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So was the first section the part that goes through Napier?
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Old August 16th, 2007, 12:46 PM   #71
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Yes, the first section was through Napier. Specifically, the section running south from Taradale Rd to Meeanee Rd and over the river to Pakowhai Rd.

This bit of road was known the Napier-Hastings Motorway for years even though it was only a two lane highway with traffic light controlled intersections.
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Old September 18th, 2007, 01:27 AM   #72
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Not seen much outside N.America

Drive through bank in Auckland

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Old September 29th, 2007, 02:11 PM   #73
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A couple of pics of the Wellington Urban Mwy (SH1)


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Old September 29th, 2007, 03:27 PM   #74
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Very green and beautiful city! And smooth motorway!
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Old September 29th, 2007, 04:22 PM   #75
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Very Very Nice!
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Old September 30th, 2007, 06:47 AM   #76
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Auckland= "City of Cars"
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Old September 30th, 2007, 03:02 PM   #77
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Video of driving into wellington on SH1 (not my video). You might notice the "motorway ends" sign near the start of the video. The section down the gorge isn't motorway, it hasn't had it's classification changed since the interchange was built to replace traffic lights. Probably because it still allows cyclists/pedestrians. Motorway starts again after the gorge.
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Old November 19th, 2007, 01:08 AM   #78
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Little coastal drive in New Zealand

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Old November 19th, 2007, 09:05 AM   #79
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That looks like Auckland between Fanshawe and Ponsonby...?
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Old November 30th, 2007, 11:27 PM   #80
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Great view driving toward the CBD
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Not all traffic jams in New Zealand are sheep crossing the road
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Climbing out of the CMJ
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Looking up Grafton Gully
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Snaking it's way past the CBD
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Someone lost a boat?

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Going home

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