Traffic Delays between Paekakariki and Paraparaumu
Location: SH 1 between Paekakariki and
Police report traffic delays north bound between
Paekakariki and Paraparaumu. Motorists are asked to drive
to the conditions and expect delays as people leave for
their Christmas holidays.
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