Category Archives: holiday traffic

How to Avoid the Worst of the New Zealand Traffic Jams During Horse of the Year this Weekend

Horse of the Year is coming up in Hawkes Bay. For commercial travellers and holidaymakers, this generates traffic congestion, with a cortege of horse floats on SH5 from Taupo and SH2 from the south pretty much all day before and … Continue reading

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What is the Best Home Security for 2020?

House burglaries, theft of, and from cars in people’s driveways, porch pirates are all things we have to deal with today and of course even more so leading up to the Christmas Holidays. What I really want to share with … Continue reading

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Solving the Traffic Jam Problem – Getting Cities Moving Again

I got pretty excited when I read the press release about Volkswagen getting together with D-Wave, using quantum computing to demonstrate real time traffic optimised routing at the Web Summit conference in Lisbon which starts tomorrow. I wish I was … Continue reading

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How to Get Notifications and Avoid Traffic Congestion During Christmas and New Year

I don’t know about you, but I hate being stuck in traffic. I live in Auckland, New Zealand where traffic congestion is a fact of life, but that doesn’t mean you have to be stuck in it. You have choices … Continue reading

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Avoid the Traffic on Waitangi Weekend

The NZTA have a couple of fantastic services for long weekends and public holidays called Holiday Hotspots. I use it every long weekend when I go away and barring people having accidents, I enjoy near normal driving speeds and even … Continue reading

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You may not want to watch this video, but it could save a life from driver distraction.

I’ve written a lot of blogs about driver distraction lately. It’s the season to be jolly, but it’s hectic, busy, stressful and very easy to lose concentration for a brief moment. I have lost close friends through driver distraction, most … Continue reading

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What’s the best nav app in 2016 and New “Uber tab” added to Google Maps

Google adds ride-sharing tab to maps to enable more options, faster time to destination. Sourced through Scoop.it from: searchengineland.com When it comes to maps for travelers, Google is making a huge effort to provide lots of options and when it … Continue reading

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Where would you rather be on Labour Day? Plan your trip home

Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.nzta.govt.nz The NZ Transport Agency researched the last several years of Labour Day holiday traffic around New Zealand and published the information on it’s web site at with PDF maps for each of the North and … Continue reading

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Traffic jam on toast … it’s the Christmas clog in Sydney – The Daily Telegraph

Do you look for travel information before you go, or do you just go sit in the holiday parking lot and complain that someone should do something about it? Continue reading

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The Best Time To Plan Your Thanksgiving Travel, According To Google Maps Data

One of the most important things is that around 40% of people don’t check travel information before they get into their cars. Why would you not want to know what traffic is like before you go? Continue reading

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