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APEC Plans Turning Heads

Aucklanders are turning heads in wonder at a pack of 20 motorcyclists cruising the City’s highways. No it’s not a resurgence of nouveau Gypsy Rogues bikers - but the police!

It’s all part of a police training programme readying for next month’s APEC leaders summit in Auckland.

The police are patrolling the main arterial routes in and out of Auckland City as part of their APEC security training.

And Aucklanders are about to face a major media campaign too. And the APEC Taskforce has launched a campaign which it hopes will convince around 100,000 Auckland drivers to change their normal routes or stay at home during the APEC conference.

Commuters now can see signs aside the motorway and a media and billboard advertisement campaign will be launched shortly. The message is alerting drivers to expected traffic congestion expected throughout the duration of the APEC conference.

It states that the worst day for disruptions will be Monday, September 13th, when APEC leaders travel to and from their retreat in the Auckland Domain during peak traffic.

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