Driving from Auckland on an unpleasant day I thought how responsible all the drivers were even through the gorge.

It was raining or blowing and after Waihi I was unimpressed with NZTA safety work being undertaken with great wired fencing on the side of the road for what purpose I do not know as rarely do drivers drive off the road.

After Athenree turnoff with no passing lanes, the traffic crawled behind a Budget van causing frustration - dangerous drivers travelling slowly without considering others.

Through Katikati it is horrible and a bypass cannot wait till a sensible government is

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