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Old 02-08-2017, 06:10 PM   #431
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Old 04-08-2017, 12:14 PM   #432
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WhooHOO! Paradise!!

That Gorge Rd. you mention, is that the one between Balance and SH3? https://goo.gl/maps/zBPUAkTe76r
Was it damaged by road-slip/ flooding?
Looking at the map, it certainly makes for a key-stretch in any loop/ access-route one wants to run.

Great to see some blue skies in those pics after all the rain you guys must have had lately.
Thanks for some beautiful shots...of a beautiful place
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Nope, the gorge is between Woodville and Ashhurst - SH3, the main route through to Hawkes Bay. It has had a lot of huge slips in the past (1 took it out for about a year) and another big one this year. They've actually stopped work on the current slip as it's too dangerous for the guys to work on - so something major has to happen to replace it...
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Old 04-08-2017, 06:33 PM   #434
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Nope, the gorge is between Woodville and Ashhurst - SH3, the main route through to Hawkes Bay. It has had a lot of huge slips in the past (1 took it out for about a year) and another big one this year. They've actually stopped work on the current slip as it's too dangerous for the guys to work on - so something major has to happen to replace it...
That's THE MAIN road!
Is Saddle Rd. big enough to carry the main traffric?
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Old 05-08-2017, 06:02 AM   #435
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Yup!

Yeah, the Saddle (and the Pahiatua Track) has to manage every now and again. They have made some improvements over the last few years - straightening out some of the nasty bits. Ruining a fun little bit of road.

But hey, SH1 South to Kaikoura is still out of action...although they've just about got the rail sorted...
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