40 days ago

Poll: Should the Avalon Drive bypass have a 60kmh speed limit?

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

The change - down from 80kmh - is one of several suggested by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.
But Hamilton Deputy Mayor Geoff Taylor said it seems "close to failing the common sense test".
Read more here. Do you think the Avalon Drive bypass should have a 60kmh speed limit?

Should the Avalon Drive bypass have a 60kmh speed limit?
  • 14.6% Yes, it would be safer.
    14.6% Complete
  • 80.3% No, it's meant to help people get through the city quicker.
    80.3% Complete
  • 5.1% Not sure, I need more information.
    5.1% Complete
137 votes
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4 hours ago

Cambridge: The Kiwi town that could become the next big thing

Trupti Biradar Reporter from Stuff Travel

Cambridge is so much more than just a town you drive through. Click the link below for a few reasons to consider sticking around a bit. #backyourbackyard

2 hours ago

FREE Insulation or Heat Pump Assessment tomorrow

The team from EnergySmart - Waikato

We are available tomorrow if you would like to book a free no obligation assessment for insulation or a heat pump private message us your name, address and contact phone number.

You may even be eligible for 90% OFF the price of insulation with the Warmer Kiwi Homes grant!

4 hours ago


The Travel Directors

3nights /4days From NZ$959pp* ex Queenstown
Discover the breath-taking, pristine wilderness scenery of Doubtful Sound, deep in the heart of Fiordland National Park. Reconnect with nature, beautiful in any weather, feel the silence. The Fjord is long and wide and a 2-night cruise is the best way to experience some of New Zealand’s most stunning scenery.


Day 1 Queenstown – Te Anau

Collect your car and head south to Te Anau. Visit The Wildlife Centre – an ideal setting to learn about some of Fiordland’s wildlife, and to view the rare flightless Takahe, wander through Ivon Wilson Park - a 35-hectare parklike landscape. Visit the Fiordland Cinema for a wine at the Black Dog Bar and view the exceptional short documentary film “Ata Whenua – Shadowland” – pride of the locals. Overnight accommodation Te Anau.

Day 2 Te Anau – Manapouri – Doubtful Sound

Cross island-studded Lake Manapouri by boat and join your coach to take you over the Wilmot Pass and down into Deep Cove, Doubtful Sound. Embark the 72 passenger Fiordland Navigator for your 2-night cruise. A traditional sailing vessel, with all the modern comforts. Cruise the full length of the fjord all the way to the Tasman Sea, weigh anchor in a sheltered cove with the opportunity to kayak along the shoreline or take the tender craft with a nature guide. Accommodation onboard with dinner. (B & D)

Day 3 Doubtful Sound:

Wake to the sounds of the Sound and another fantastic day of peace and tranquillity weaving through hidden coves and waterways. Bottlenose dolphins are often encountered, fur seals bask on the rocks and at times rare penguins can be seen

(B, L & D)

Day 4 Doubtful Sound – Manapouri – Queenstown:

Kick off this final day with a hearty buffet breakfast and get ready to enjoy the rest of the morning exploring other parts of the fiord. Return to Deep Cove and the return trip back to Manapouri. Collect your car and head back to Queenstown for late afternoon arrival.


• Car rental – Queenstown return, 4 days, unlimited

kilometres, standard insurance

• 1-night accommodation Te Anau with cooked breakfast

• Free car parking at Manapouri

• Boat transfer across Lake Manapouri and coach transfer

over Wilmot Pass

• 2-night cruise on Doubtful Sound aboard Fiordland


• Private cabin with ensuite onboard

• Buffet Breakfast, lunch and 3-course buffet dinner onboard


• Complimentary tea & coffee onboard

• Choose to explore the shoreline by kayak or small boat


Contact the team at the Travel Directors on 07 847 1571 or email hamilton@traveldirectors.co.nz for more information about this amazing destination