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    Default Will Auckland really grind to a halt?

    I'm not so sure...I remember I was in Auckland when Bill Gates was here, all sorts of roads were closed off and stuff, everyone was worried about gridlock and the traffic was the lightest I'd ever seen. Guess everyone stayed at home.

    Closing all the Southbound lanes across the viaduct is somewhat more major though, no? So glad I don't live in Auckland...
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    Default Re: Will Auckland really grind to a halt?

    Glad I don't drive to find out

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    Default Re: Will Auckland really grind to a halt?

    What is this Auckland, of which you speak?
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    Default Re: Will Auckland really grind to a halt?

    Storm in a teacup, I reckon.

    The media have been hyping it because the only other news is South Canterbury Finance.

    Contrary to a lot of peoples' opinion, the Newmarket Viaduct is a short (1km?) stretch of motorway - plenty of options to use if it's not available, if you use a little forethought.

    Besides they're only closing the southbound stretch of it! If you live north of it (all the best people do! ), you rarely use it anyway (there's only South Auckland south of it, and who in their right mind wants to go there!?!? )...

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    Default Re: Will Auckland really grind to a halt?

    Well, I'm travelling from South Aucky to Albaninny by bus tomorrow. Let's see what happens.
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    Default Re: Will Auckland really grind to a halt?

    Quote Originally Posted by KarameaDave View Post
    What is this Auckland, of which you speak?
    You might remember them as the backward embarrassment of a city that said no to a Hybrid Fiber cable network because it looked ugly next to the other ugly cables on the power poles. (10 year anniversary of Auckland killing the cable network for the entire country btw).

    A proud moment, but hey at least they know how to keep the power on........... oh wait :P
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    Default Re: Will Auckland really grind to a halt?

    yuk yuk yuk

    all those poor 'lil Jaffas who may have to take an alternate route

    who cares?

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    Default Re: Will Auckland really grind to a halt?

    Quote Originally Posted by johcar View Post
    (there's only South Auckland south of it, and who in their right mind wants to go there!?!? )...
    South Auckland and a little place called most of the rest of the country :P

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    Default Re: Will Auckland really grind to a halt?

    Quote Originally Posted by ryanjames.powell View Post
    and a little place called most of the rest of the country :P
    You fly to that from Auckland.

    I doubt I'd even notice the closure except the unending reports on the news about it.......
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    Default Re: Will Auckland really grind to a halt?

    Free trains should help with the traffic quite a bit.
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