Story: Roads

Stuck in the mud

Stuck in the mud

This car was bogged down on the road over the Kaimai Range on New Year’s Day 1921. Driver Hector Allely was taking an English tourist from Tauranga to Hamilton to catch the train. They left Tauranga at 7 a.m., arrived at Te Poi at 5 p.m., and got into Hamilton at 10 p.m. The passenger missed the train. The distance of 105 kilometres takes less than two hours on modern roads.

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Carl Walrond, 'Roads - Traffic on the roads', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 May 2022)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 11 Mar 2010, updated 1 Mar 2016