And you thought driving between suburbs was bad. For some Bay of Plenty people, the gridlocked crawl through town is a small part of their daily journey as they choose to live in one part of the region, and work in another. Zoe Hunter talks to three people who commute between Rotorua and Tauranga twice a day, every weekday, about why they do it and what it costs. She also takes a look at what the latest highway data says about commuting trends.

Adele Porter and Virgil Iraia spend two hours a day together on the road, so it's lucky