More from our travels through New Zealand, November 2019
You never know what’s up stream.
Every bridge and culvert in New Zealand is named and numbered. And indeed if you’ve that kind of enquiring mind you can read the rational for it, here.
These two were on the road out to Mount Cook, Mount Cook.
I’ve no idea what a worry line is, but it’s worrying me. You can follow Birch Hill stream up to the snow fields of Jamieson Saddle, but you’d need to know what you were about.
New Zealand’s roads don’t seem to get a good press,
New Zealand does not score highly in road infrastructure when compared to other developed nations, according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report 2015–
2016.23 The New Zealand road quality is rated as 4.7 out of 7, which places New Zealand in position 43. The perceived comparatively poor quality of our infrastructure may partly be due to our geography and population size.
As the saying goes, New Zealand’s roads are different, but I thought that report seemed a little harsh, there’s a lot less pot holes in the roads than here in Derbyshire at the moment. And the challenges that a feisty young mother nature throws at New Zealand’s road infrastructure, such as earthquakes, floods, landslips, snow and ice must be challenging to say the least. We shall return to this topic.