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Convoy Of Concerned Truckies Hits Auckland City

Convoy Of Concerned Truckies Hits Auckland City

Words and Images Natasha Burling

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Around two thousand truckies converged on Auckland city today in protest against increased road user charges. Trucks started coming into the city at 7am and circled around Nelson St, Queen St, Hobson St and Symonds St. One truck carried a red car wreck saying “Annett [sic] King lies.”

Many truckies had posted the sign “All good things come by truck” in their cabs. Motorways heading into Auckland were a lot more congested than a usual Friday morning. The Southern motorway was the most jammed with trucks taking up all lanes earlier in the morning and bringing traffic to a crawl.

Police reported that there had been no accidents or injuries as a consequence of the traffic jams. The atmosphere in the city was calm and the low occupancy of carparks indicates that many people decided to leave their cars at home. Most trucks were heading out of the city by 11.00am but there were still a few die-hards on Queen St after 11.30.


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